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Hello, God has given me something in 1 Chronicles 2:22 which says,

“Segub was the father of Jair, who controlled twenty-three towns in Gilead.”

Jair: Jair’s dad was Segub, and Jair also owned or controlled 23 towns in Gilead. So what? How could this possibly be a picture of the gospel? This pretty much seems to be that Jair controlled some towns, woowho for Jair, but how could this relate to the gospel?

Gospel: Jair is a picture of Jesus. He owned so many riches, and glory, and power, wonder, hollines, and righteousness. He was (is) the son of God! He was (is) so perfect. We are the dry bones (Ezekiel 37:1) we are the wicked man blown away like chaff (Psalm 1:4) we are like the man who had a demon in his house, who brought seven more (Luke 11:24-26) We are the wicked. But Jesus came, and He died on the cross for us. God gave His one and only son to die for us (John 3:16-17). God made those dry bones in to living people, and He made us wicked people into trees planted by streams of water (Psalm 1:3). God disposes of the demon in our hearts.

Application: We’ve seen the gospel, so how do we apply this to the verse? Jesus like Jair had so many riches, Jair had control over 23 towns, and Jesus has everything, so they are different, but its a picture. Jesus gave us His riches at the cross, He died for us, giving us His red robes of righteousness. Does this mean we can keep on sinning? No! We no longer live in sin (Romans 6:1-4).

Closing prayer: Dear Heavenly Father,

Thank You for sending Your only son for us. Thank You, Jesus, for giving us Your riches, and Your love. I pray that I would love You more, and help others to see how You died for us. I pray that the believers in China would be encouraged in some way, I pray that You would strengthen them to spread the good news of the gospel to others. I pray that they would be able to endure anything for You, Jesus, and not turn away from faith in You. Thank You for giving me the chance to see the light of the gospel, even when I screw up. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Peace and love, Joy Cleveland


Verses and passages:

Dry bones, Ezekiel 37:4,

“The hand of the LORD was on me, and he brought me out by the Spirit of the LORD and set me in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones.”

Wicked man, Psalm 1:4,

“Not so the wicked!
   They are like chaff
   that the wind blows away.”

Demon, Luke 11:24-26,

“When an impure spirit comes out of a person, it goes through arid places seeking rest and does not find it. Then it says, ‘I will return to the house I left.’ When it arrives, it finds the house swept clean and put in order. Then it goes and takes seven other spirits more wicked than itself, and they go in and live there. And the final condition of that person is worse than the first.”

Love, John 3:16-17,

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but to save the world through him.”

Tree by water, Psalm 1:3,

“That person is like a tree planted by streams of water,
   which yields its fruit in season
and whose leaf does not wither—
   whatever they do prospers.”

No more sin! Romans 6:1-4,

“What shall we say, then? Shall we go on sinning so that grace may increase? By no means! We are those who have died to sin; how can we live in it any longer? Or don’t you know that all of us who were baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? We were therefore buried with him through baptism into death in order that, just as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, we too may live a new life.”

Beginning verse, 1 Chronicles 2:22,

“Segub was the father of Jair, who controlled twenty-three towns in Gilead.”


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