For in this trusted office were four chief gatekeepers; they were Levites. And they had charge over the chambers and treasuries of the house of God. 1 Chronicles 9:26 The beginning of Chronicles isn’t everyone’s favorite thing to read because it gives the genealogy of the Israelites. Yet, I felt a nudge to scan
He must increase [in prominence], but I must decrease.
Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous; not returning evil for evil or reviling for reviling, but on the contrary blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing.
Therefore we also, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking unto Jesus, the author and finisher of our faith, who for the
A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.
Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.