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“The Cord of Grace”

“The people of Judah were exiled to Babylon because they were unfaithful to the LORD. The first of the exiles to return to their property in their former towns were the priests, Levites, Temple servants, and other Israelites.”

1 Chronicles 9:1-2

The genealogies of Chronicles continue with names of farmers, warriors, and priests. But no matter what their trade, each person was responsible to pass it on to the next generation. The Levites, however, had the greatest responsibility—to pass on the rituals of the priesthood. No wonder their sons had to learn well—every detail of their job was about relationship—connecting people to God.

Today’s verses give great insight into the connecting cord God was weaving. The people of Judah were exiled because they had worshiped idols. Yet, even though they were disloyal to God, He gave them the most amazing gift—grace. They returned home because of grace—a gift God gave again and again—a gift that was to be passed on.

Grace is the foundation of relationship. Grace is the cord that binds our hearts to God and to each other. Without God’s grace, we have nothing to pass on to the next generation. But the more we realize our own need of grace, the easier it becomes to give grace to others—and the cord gets stronger.

Does someone in your genealogy need grace in their life today? GOD strategically placed YOU in the line to pass the cord of grace to them.

Freely give what God has given you…

so the cord of grace will be even stronger in the next generation!


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