1 Chronicles 25-27

These chapter record the family divisions and the work of (a) the 4000 choristers mentioned in 23:5 (see chapter 25), (b) the 4000 doorkeepers (26:1-19) and (c) the 6000 officers and judges (26; 20-32).All these were Levites. Chapter 27 records the leaders of the tribes, the commanders of the monthly divisions, and the chief officers of state.

  1. Who were the three chief leaders of praise? See 25:1; also 6:33, 39, 44; 15:16, 17. Why is their ministry of praise called ‘prophesying’? Cf. Eph. 5:18, 19.
  2. Amidst the many differences of function and service described in these chapters, notice the way in which al contribute to the worship and honour of the Lord. What developments of this lesson do you find in the teaching about Christian service in Eph. 4:1-7, 11, 12; 1 Cor. 12:18-21?

Notes

  1. 25:3. ‘Jeduthun’: elsewhere called ‘Ethan’. See 6:44; 15:17, 19.
  2. 26:29. ‘Officials and judges’: the officials collected the tithes and other revenue and the judges gave judgment in matters of law.
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