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On reality shows today, many people are vying for the proverbial fifteen minutes of fame. I thought of this when reading the genealogies of the twelve tribes of Israel in I Chronicles 4 - 8.

There is a long list of people with, for the most part, nothing more than their name mentioned, . But now and then, we get a glimpse into a person's life. We don't see merely fifteen minutes of fame, but a moment in history.

At this time, perhaps the most well-known person that we get a glimpse of is Jabez. There are numerous books and products out today concerning Jabez's prayer.

Since all scripture is inspired or "God breathed," I believe these glimpses are significant. 

A woman's name mentioned is even more significant in this patriarchal society. In the list of the genealogies of the twelve tribes of Israel only a few women are mentioned. Often the name seems only to identify the mother of a particular descendant.

Sheerah stands out among this list. Her accomplishment is significant. She built three cities. She has her moment in history.

We too can have our names written down in a significant way. "If anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire." Revelation 20:15

We can have more than a moment in history, and much more than a mere fifteen minutes of fame. We need only to build something that will last longer than cities.

Join us as we learn how to build on the foundation of the living Stone and have our names listed in the book of life.


Volume 3 Issue 8 | Notes from Nancy | Women in Christ Commentary | Bible Study Guide | Abundance of the Heart | Exhortation | Book Review | In the Days of Your Youth

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