Bible in 90 Days Update- What's Up With All the Names?

I am caught up in my reading.  We are almost 1/3 of the way through the Bible in 90 days.  I began 1 Chronicles today.  Chronicles is sort of a repeat of the kingly history in Judah and Israel that is given in Kings, but Chronicles focuses more on the kings of Judah.

The first nine chapters of the book- my reading for today- is mostly names, family lines and genealogies.  I’m never sure exactly why.  I believe the Bible is inspired, “God-breathed”, so why did God lead those people to record all those names.  I’m sure there must be a good reason, one I probably won’t know until I reach Heaven.

I do know God had a purpose for recording this history, the history of His people, the Jews, and the lines of each family leader, traced all the way from Adam to Christ.  I am excited every time I read through the Bible in 90 days as I see the story unfold.  It makes so much more sense to me as a whole book when I read this way.  And even though I can’t imagine the purpose for recording all those names, I am excited once again to see God’s plan unfold through His people!

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