Today’s reading is not exactly attention grabbing, in fact it can cause you to do some skimming. It’s a lot of names and lineages but they have value. The Bible is filled with these lists because it is also a record of history. The lists help us fit the pieces together and give credibility to the text. Other historical documents corroborate the Biblical text and the text helps fill in the other historical information. It may not make great reading but it is very important to have. Don’t worry, it gets easier.
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.