Our favorite verse in 1 Chronicles Chapter 2 is: 

The son of Karmi: Achar, who brought trouble on Israel by violating the ban on taking devoted things. (1 Chronicles 2:7 NIV)


Three biographies
  • David. – He was not seen as important by the standards of men, neither his family regarded him as important or to Samuel. However, David learned to depend completely on God, for that reason, he occupies a very important place in history as father of the lineage of Jesus, the King of Kings. He defended the honor of God and faced Goliath. He waited on God’s timing to be crowned king, and he demonstrated genuine repentance after his sin God said of him: “David, son of Jesse, a man after my heart, who will do whatever I want” Acts 13:22.
  • Achan. – The writer changed the name of Achan for that of Acar. This change suggestive of consonant has much similarity in pronunciation. However Acar means destruction, embarrass, or cause confusion fill disgrace. The sin of Achan put in valance the  achievements of the people of Israel. God showed his disapproval of his disobedience and that of his family. Sad end for a person from the tribe of Judah, he could have achieved renown and bring honor to his family, his tribe and people of God.
  • Caleb. – Caleb was the representative of the tribe of Judah, he was part of the group that when to spy the promised land. He, along with Joshua, gave a different report to on his return, he indicated that the land was available to be won. In recognition of this courage, God told them that they were not to die in the desert. At age 85, he claimed the land and showed that God was always willing to give them victory over all the enemies.


    Eternal Father, who keeps your promises to your faithful children, we ask you to give us the courage of David, in order to defend your honor and be able to recognize our mistakes. We also ask the muteness of Caleb, to speak of your power and trust in your promises. In the name of Jesus, amen.

    By Dr. Franz Rios, Translated and adapted by Pablo J. Rios. 

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