1 Chronicles 10-16 (The Daily Walk Bible).
Seven chapters is better than nine, but still daunting. We’ve covered this material before (In 1 & 2 Samuel), but it is given here in more detail. For instance, God’s anger and the death of Uzzah are explained: “Because you Levites did not carry the Ark the first time, the anger of the Lord our God burst out against us. We failed to ask God how to move it in the proper way” (1 Chronicles 15:13). This is why our devotional asks us to consider how we do things, not just why we do them. It’s very easy to say, “I’m doing this for God,” but if we’re not doing it the right way is he really going to be pleased?
1 Chronicles 16:8-36 (and Psalm 105:1-15) is a marvelous Psalm about God’s sovereignty and care. It also details what we are to do in response to God: yes, we praise and sing, but we should also “tell all the nations that the Lord is king!”