6 Obed-edom’s son Shemaiah had sons with great ability who earned positions of great authority in the clan. (NLT)
This family was blessed of the LORD because of their service to the LORD. It is thought that the Ark of the Covenant was kept in his home for a time period before it was moved to Jerusalem properly. While it was in the house of Obed-edom his household was blessed with many children.
Children are a blessing of the LORD. This was the thought in those days but today it is not the thoughts of many. It seems that children have become a burden rather than a blessing today for many people.
The LORD counts children as a blessing because large families were able to work the land and produce the necessities of life for ...