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Not muscle power
devotion by Sis. Bala Samson
Wednesday, May 15, 2019


When we talk about ‘Able men/women’, we are not talking about muscle power, educational achievements, gift of the gab or charm but ‘able men’ from God.  Amen.  

Let me take you to 1 Chronicles 26: 4-6 where we read about the family of Obed-Edom:


  • “Obed-Edom also had sons:
  • Shemaiah the firstborn,
  • Jehozabad the second,
  • Joah the third,
  • Sakar the fourth,
  • Nethanel the fifth,
  • 5 Ammiel the sixth,
  • Issachar the seventh
  • and Peullethai the eighth.
  • (For God had blessed Obed-Edom.)

6 Obed-Edom’s son Shemaiah also had sons, who were leaders in their father’s family because they were very capable men. 7 The sons of Shemaiah: Othni, Rephael, Obed and Elzabad; his relatives Elihu and Semakiah were also able men. 8 All these were descendants of Obed-Edom; they and their sons and their relatives were capable men with the strength to do the work—descendants of Obed-Edom, 62 in all! WOW! Don’t skip scriptures, read them all to be blessed!

From where did these ‘CAPABLE MEN’ come from? The sons were blessed because of the good deed done by Obed-Edom their father,  who took care of the ARK OF GOD.  We read about Obed Edom in 2 Samuel 6:11” Thus the ark of the LORD remained in the house of Obed-edom the Gittite three months, and the LORD blessed Obed-edom and all his household.”  Obed-edom came forward to embrace the Ark of God and take in home when everybody were scared of it.  The Ark of God represented the presence of God.  Imagine saying NO to God!  David was scared because of the death of Uzzah who died because he touched the Ark,  God struck him down there for his irreverence.  Caveat! 


Let us have holy fear for God and His presence!  But one man daringly came forward to take the Ark home! Hurray!  Now I am sure the whole town were watching the house of Obed-edom with angst and fear; but on the contrary there was mirth, joy, peace, happiness, love, kindness, gentleness, prosperity and health that came out of Obed-edom’s house and surprised the people of the town.  Quickly the message reached king David.  Now do you think God was going to forget Obed-Edom? Never. His generations became extremely capable men for God’s work.  The parents play a very crucial role in the lives of their children!  Clap your hands for God! Amen.  These are the TRUE ABLE MEN like diamonds for the Vineyard of God.  


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