Yea, I think it meet, as long as I am in this tabernacle, to stir you up by putting you in remembrance.
—2 Peter 1:13
Key Verse Thought: Read today’s key verse. Realize that tabernacle means “the body as a frail tenement of the soul” and stir you up means “of the mind; to excite.” A good Bible teacher’s job, as teachers (in our frailty), is to stir up students (excite them) by putting them in remembrance (to help them remember the heroes of our faith). We should be excited about learning of these great men and women in the Bible. In this lesson, we will continue with our remembrance of some of the people in the Old Testament – even learning of a few new people along the way.
Anyone who learns something exciting from God’s Word can share it with someone else!
Emphasis: It is important to remember (with excitement) the people and events of the Old Testament. Recognize God’s blessings upon those who called out to Him, and especially those who sought God with the whole heart.
Lesson Summary: In this lesson, we continue our study of the genealogies listed in the book of First Chronicles. While reading the descendants of David, recognize the listing of the kings of Judah. As we read through more of the genealogies, notice the interesting pieces of information sandwiched into them – events that many overlook as they skip over the seemingly boring, non-eventful, genealogies (as we discover how exciting they can be!). We will also see where the rest of the sons of Judah are listed. After that, time will be spent remembering the kings and their lives in greater detail.
The first king of Israel was Saul, from the tribe of Benjamin. Remember again, why God removed the kingdom from his family and gave it to another – one who sought after God’s own heart. “And when he had removed him, he raised up unto them David to be their king; to whom also he gave testimony, and said, I have found David the son of Jesse, a man after mine own heart, which shall fulfil all my will” (Acts 13:22).
Remember: The Chronicles do not dwell upon the wrongdoings of the kings, but what good they accomplished for Judah.
If you are teaching this to young children, the following is a craft idea to help them remember the lesson: