Changes

…of the sons of Issachar who had understanding of the times, to know what Israel ought to do, their chiefs were two hundred; and all their brethren were at their command; (1 Chronicles 12:32)

I don’t know about you, but I’m not a fan of change.  I like things to stay the same.  I like to know what to expect.  If I could, I’d probably wear the same thing every day, eat the same breakfast, and follow the same routine.  To be honest, I’m not all that adverse to being in a rut—but life rarely allows us to live that way.

The world is changing.  People around us are changing.  Relationships change.  The question is, am I going to be ready for the changes that are necessary, or am I going to drag my feet, stiffen my neck, and end up in a ditch?

The “sons of Issachar” were men who understood the times.  They understood that change was coming in the kingdom.  The days when the house of Saul ruled were coming to an end, and the days of the kingdom of David were at hand.  The sons of Issachar understood what needed to take place, and they were ready to jump on board and be part of the coming kingdom.

Some changes are obviously good and easy to make.  Some changes are thrust upon us and are not always what we asked for.  We must learn to be flexible and adapt.  Are you ready for a change?