1 Chronicles 12:23-40 tells of a unique, tumultuous time in history when God had rejected King Saul as the King of Israel for his sin and anointed David in Saul’s place. David was on the run and in hiding from Saul who sought to destroy him. There was great confusion and disagreement in the land as to who to support as God’s man to lead the nation out of the time of the Judges when “everyone did what was right in their own eyes” (Judges 21:25).
In the midst of this turmoil, there were those who had the biblical discernment to know the right course of action. Many from the tribes of Israel were coming to David in the wilderness to offer support. And in 1 Chronicles 12:32, we read: “from Issachar, men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do…”
The sons of Issachar, one of the tribes of Israel, supported David because they “understood the times.” In Hebrew, the word “understood” means they were “able to distinguish between the counterfeit and the genuine” when it came to God’s will and timetable. They understood this because they knew it “according to the word of the Lord” (v. 23). And so, they came to provide David with material support and encouragement and did so with great joy (v. 40).
WORDview Ministries believes we too are living in a very unique moment in God’s timetable. All about us, there is turmoil, conflict, and confusion. Many disagree over the issues and solutions. But “according to the word of the Lord,” we understand the times and know what to do. Now more than ever our nation and world needs the life-changing message found in the Bible. Our world needs “the word of the Lord,” a biblical worldview, a “WORD-view.” That is the mission of WORDview Ministries—to teach and encourage others in how to read God’s word for personal life-change, church renewal, and community transformation.
The Issachar 200 Club is a band of monthly donors committed to supporting WORDview Ministries for this important work. 1 Chronicles 12:32 records that the sons of Issachar had 200 leaders. We are looking for 200 monthly donors who will lead the way for others by committing to a monthly recurring gift to WORDview.
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Will you be one of our 200? Will you join with us as one of those who understand the times and what needs to be done? Will you help us as we seek to help others experience the life-changing power of God’s Word?
As an inaugural member of the WORDview Issachar 200 Club, you will receive a free gift of one of our WORDview To-Do-List coffee mugs as a token of our appreciation. These mugs serve as a great reminder of the importance of spending time with the Lord each day in the Word and prayer. Simply sign up for a monthly recurring gift of any amount as the Lord leads. We will send you a WORDview coffee mug as our gift of thanks.
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