Hey Guys i was reading my bible in 1st chronicles and i was reading through family lines and all and i decided to do a study on Nimrod. Nimrod is the exact opposite of a Godly king he got to where he was at the expense of his people, where a Godly king would put his people before himself, anyways his name means "to rebel". and he was the first recorded king on the earth, he founded Babylon and in 3200 BC was called KISH. From there i was going to do a comparitive study to a Godly king but God directed me towards King Saul... so i dug deeper to find that Sauls fathers name is also Kish ( spelt exactlty the same as the Kish Nimrod Founded) and Sauls kingship was a direct result of Isreals rebellion to God. Because from the very beginning God was to be there king and Isreal was to be his people.
I just found this very interesting and amazing how no matter what you study, and no matter how mundane or boring you think some books in the bible are ( i know you've all thought it at one point or another) if you havge the right heart towards God and truly want to know him more he will speak to you in such ways that will blow your mind time and time again.
The only thing you learn from studying the bible truly is a understanding of how much you dont know and the vast limitlessness of a God who orchistrated all events in history so beautifully to draw a people to himself.
Anyways i hope those who read this get something from it and never cease to grow.
Luke 2:52 And Jesus kept increasing in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men
(NAS) i like this translation because it has "kept" to signify and ongoing process