Jacob and the fifth son of Leah
1 Chronicles 12:32:- “And the children of Issachar, who were men who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do”
In 1 Chronicles 12:32 there is a remark about the tribe of Issachar, “who understood the times and knew what Israel should do.”
We are introduced to Issachar first time in Genesis 30:18
“And Leah said, God hath given me my hire, because I have given my maiden to my husband: and she called his name Issachar.”
He was the ninth son of Jacob and the fifth son of Leah.
The children of Issachar were men who “understood the times, to know what Israel ought to do.”
The word understanding means, to act with wisdom.
They knew what to do because they understood what was happening.
The sons of Issachar knew exactly what to do. All of the tribes should get together and crown David as the new King of Israel
Every generation needs people who can understand the times.
This is not a matter of simply understanding the Bible, as crucial as that is. Rather, it’s knowing how to apply the truths of God’s Word to the issues of our day.
Where is the culture going?
How can we apply the truth of Scripture in a meaningful way to our generation?
The Word of God has always been the answer to every culture and to each generation.
Today is the most important day of our life.
The only day we can live is today.
Learn the urgency of today. ………….. While dreams of tomorrow give us strength, and the lessons of yesterday give us foundation;
Learn from every step of the way so that we become like the children of Issachar——– — able to understand the times, …and, to know what we ought to do!
Jooley Mathew Z