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Do You Ever Feel Like Just a Name?

by Don Ruhl

Read the Bible in a Year
This morning read First Chronicles 1--3

Do You Ever Feel Like Just a Name?

Think on the manner, in which the Book of First Chronicles begins,

1 Adam, Seth, Enosh (1 Chr. 1:1).

In this way begins the longest genealogy in the Bible. The names continue to the end of the ninth chapter! Were these just names? Adam; who is he? You know there is more in the Bible than the mere mention of his name in this verse. Even then, what is said in the Bible is very little compared to his over 900-year life! How much does a man experience in that amount of time?

Pick a name, any name from among the rest listed in the first nine chapters and it will probably seem just like a name to you. While that name is in the Bible for a purpose, yet to God that name is more than just a name. God knows everything about that man. The next time you watch the news on television and you see a large crowd, quickly pick a face. Who is he? What is his name? What has gone on and will go on in his life? Hey, it might be you that I pick out. You know the rich history of your life, but I may not know a thing about you.

There is no need for despair, because God knows everything about you, even the number of cells in your body.

Don Ruhl
Church of Christ
220 NE Savage Street
Grants Pass, Oregon 97526-1310
541-476-3100

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