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1 Chronicles 5:2 For Judah prevailed above his brethren, and of him came the chief ruler; but the birthright was Joseph’s:

What was meant by the statement in 1 Chronicles 5:2 that “Judah prevailed above his brethren” and why was that so? The statement means that the tribe of Judah was greater than all the other tribes of Israel. There is evidence of this throughout the scriptures. The first evidence can be seen in Numbers 1 when after the census was taken, Judah had a numerical advantage over the other tribes. Another way in which Judah prevailed above his brethren was that more Kings came out of the tribe of Judah than any of the other tribes. Further to that the King of Kings, Jesus Christ is also aligned to Judah. The final evidence of the dominance of the tribe of Judah is in the fact that the tribe of Judah stayed in the land of promise longer than the other tribes: they were taken into captivity 140 years after the other tribes were taken away. Could these important truths be mere coincidence? Most certainly not, Judah prevailed above his brethren because they were a people of praise. The name Judah means praise and because they were a people of praise they experienced greater victories than their brethren. The main takeaway from the experience of Judah is that it is important that you be a person of praise.

Being a person of praise leads to greater victories because by doing so you are better positioned to entertain the presence of the Lord. Psalms 22:3 tells us that the Lord lives in the praise of His people. David, who was of the tribe of Judah, was a great example of a person of praise. He praised God seven times (7) per day and experienced a life of victory. You can be a person of praise by following David’s example. Set aside times throughout your day to offer praise and worship to God. While nothing beats you directly offering praise and worship to God, playing spirit filled gospel worship songs help to ensure that you stay in the presence of God.

Life Application: Be a person of praise by planning and scheduling times of praise throughout your days.

Prayer: Lord, I praise you because you are an awesome God. I will offer my praises to you day and night. Be thou exalted throughout the earth. In Jesus name, amen.

Stacyan Rowe

I am an avid reader who enjoys exploring the world through words. I am a Christian, wife and mother to two amazing boys. I am an English teacher at the secondary level. I love writing and having meaningful discussions.

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