Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Question on Family Horrors In The Bible > When Families Go Bad

Ernest T, What started your family downward spiral?  Helen Crump can never be your mother figure.

What is the name of the person in the Bible whose mother, father and grandfather all died on the same day but different ways?


1 Samuel 4:19-21 New King James Version (NKJV)
19 Now his daughter-in-law, Phinehas’s wife, was with child, due to be delivered; and when she heard the news that the ark of God was captured, and that her father-in-law and her husband were dead, she bowed herself and gave birth, for her labor pains came upon her. 20 And about the time of her death the women who stood by her said to her, “Do not fear, for you have borne a son.” But she did not answer, nor did she regard it. 21 Then she named the child Ichabod, saying, “The glory has departed from Israel!” because the ark of God had been captured and because of her father-in-law and her husband.

The unfaithfulness of the priest Phinehas  and his brother Hophni caused the Lord to depart His favor from Israel  The Lord took their life in battle. Israel lost the Ark of The Covenant which contained the Ten Commandments.
These men did not honor God, Family and vocation and abused the poor and women
The news of Hophni and Phinehas death caused the death of their old father Eli who on receiving fell and broke his neck.  The anguished mother died in childbirth.  The child’s name Ichabod means “The glory has departed from Israel!”  This is a warning to all people and families to turn to the Lord.

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