Okay, I have a question for everyone who is reading or has read the Bible from Genesis through 2Chronicles.
Come to think of it, I wondered this the last time I tried to read the Bible.
Are you ready? Here it is:
We just covered the stories of Saul, David & Solomon. The battles, the moving of the Ark, the building of the temple, etc. I thought the timeline & events were very clear the first time.
So does anybody know why we are reviewing it again in the books of 1&2 Chonicles?
Now, I am not by any means criticizing or questioning the Lord in a prideful manner. It's His story, and I am happy to let Him tell it in whatever way He wants to.
But. I'm confused. Because I also know that He doesn't seem to do anything, big or small, without a very specific reason.
As I read this morning, I caught myself saying, "Yes, I already know that David made Joab count all the fighting men in Isreal, & that this displeased the Lord. I just read about it, like, three days ago. Why to we have to go over it again?"
And, then I realized that there must be a reason for all this review. And, then I became mildly frustrated (with myself, not God) because I can't Imagine what that reason could be. It seems a silly question, because I know the answer must be very obvious...
So, I present the silly question to you wise women.
Why all the review?