What’s in a Name? Reading Through the Entire Bible as a Family- 1 Chronicles


Bible Reading Family

We have been reading through 1 Chronicles and so far, it is mostly a big list of names. Really difficult names to pronounce, by the way 😉 After the first few chapters, it dawned on me, though, there was a great lesson in these names.

We stressed to our children that genealogies we very important back then- after all, this was a way to remember one’s heritage. Yet, I wanted my children to realize this was more than just a very long reading of very hard to pronounce names–these names all represented actual lives of actual people. And each one must be quite important to be listed in the Bible.

Every name counts. Every person counts. And as I read through these names to my children, it was humbling in a way. Knowing that I was reading a name that represented a life that was lived. And here thousands of years later, our family is recognizing that name and that life.

So even when we get to the difficult parts of the Bible, that quite honestly are sometimes a little tempting to just “skip over,” especially when we can’t pronounce the name, we just keep going, recognizing that every name and every life matters.

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Need a study Bible to help you get started? These are some of my favorites:

ESV Study Bible

The NKJV Study Bible: Second Edition

NIV Zondervan Study Bible, Hardcover, Full Color, Free Digital: Built on the Truth of Scripture and Centered on the Gospel Message

NIV Life Application Study Bible

Apologetics Study Bible, Hardcover

The Hebrew-Greek Key Word Study Bible: KJV Edition, Hardbound (Key Word Study Bibles)

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Author: Karen DeBeus

Karen is the author of Simply Homeschool, Called Home, and Bible Based Homeschooling. She is passionate about encouraging homeschooling families on their journey to keep their eyes on the One who called them here. She can also be found blogging about all things simple at Simply Living for Him.

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