Today’s passage is 1 Chronicles 27:1-34. Let’s go!
On verses 1-22: Here the Chronicler gives attention to the commanders and officers who served King David and led his army which consisted of 12 divisions of 24,000 men each. Several of the army commanders listed here are also named among David’s mighty men in 1 Chronicles 11 and 2 Samuel 23, such as Jashobeam (v2), Benaiah (v5), Asahel (v7), Ira (v9), Sibbekai (v11), Abiezer (v12) and possibly others too. These men came from various backgrounds but all became leaders who served David and led his army divisions.
What can we learn from this?
For any team to move forward and be successful in the long run, there needs to be clarity on who the leader is. Is there a team you belong to where the question of “Who is our leader?” needs to be answered more clearly?
Notice that Benaiah’s dad Jehoiada was a famous priest (and one of the most famous priests in Israel’s history) (v5). Most sons would follow the vocational calling of their fathers. Yet in Benaiah’s case, Benaiah had a calling that was different from his dad’s. Benaiah would become one of the greatest warriors in Israel’s history.