What is the purpose and value of genealogies in the Bible (Because that is all Genesis 10 is)?
- Genealogies help to substantiate the historical accuracy of scripture.
- Genealogies help to confirm prophecy from the past.
- Genealogies remind us that God works with families. Strong families. Weak families. Intact families. Broken families.
- Genealogies sometimes share with us small stories or insights that we can apply to our lives for edification. Some of you may remember a little book that was very popular called, “The Prayer of Jabez.” Jabez’s story came from a genealogy, 1 Chronicles 4:9, 10. Two verses in a genealogy that God used to bless a lot of people.
So let’s not look down on genealogies. Let us mine them and see what blessing there may be for us.