1 Chronicles 7:
The descendants Issachar are listed. Tola (Yoruba name of Nigeria) fathered mighty warriors. Sons of Benjamin, Naphtali, Manasseh, Ephraim, and Asher are also listed. God values warriors. A warrior is not necessarily a fighter who is experienced and engaged in warfare, but rather, anyone prepared to do what is right in God’s eyes regardless of the worldly consequences and loss of worldly reward (praise, promotion, money, unholy alliance, and being favored by unjust laws). A warrior has vision to see the big picture and the long run because he never wants to become the reason why children and generations will be led astray. For the sake of money, praise, and power, many leaders and entertainers have destroyed the lives and hope of generations and communities.
1 Chronicles 8:
King Saul was a Benjaminite and they were the most active group while settling into the promise land. Here is a list of the descendants of Benjamin and Saul.
1 Chronicles 9:
When the Israelites returned from exile to Jerusalem, Judah, the priest, and Levites were among the first to settle on their possession.
1 Chronicles 10:
Despite the fact that Israel were always under God, Israel was not considered a nation until Saul became king. This is when their problems really started because they rejected God for a human king like other nations. The Philistines killed Saul along with all his sons and the people fled their cities. The Philistines took Saul’s head and hung it in their temple and hung his armor on the wall of their god. But some Israelites came to steal his body and gave him a good burial. Saul was killed because of his unfaithfulness to God. God took the throne from Saul’s family and gave it to David. Respect God or give your blessings to another.