Tucked inside another series of chapters on genealogy, we find a little gem that teaches us how to reflect the church (even before we get to Peter—the cornerstone of the modern church!).
Read back through 1 Chronicles 9:22-34. These verses are bookended by descriptions of people and families who make up a body of believers. But inside these verses, we learn that the Israelites aren’t just a mush of people trying to figure things out. Instead, they are a group of God-fearing people with specific roles and purposes. Some are called to care for the articles in the temple. Others are called to bake bread (I’d sign up for that job in a heartbeat!). And still others are called to care for the rooms and treasures of the temple. In the same way that God placed these people together to create a functional body that could serve and worship Him, He has crafted your body of believers in the same way.