1 Chronicles 5: 18—6: 81
The genealogies of Moses and Aaron are important because as the people are setting up worship in the Temple again after the Exile, they needed to know who is a Levitical descendent. Only descendants of Aaron could serve as high priests. After the Exile the monarchy is never really ever set up again. The governing falls to the Priests, so it is important that the correct people are in there.
Acts 26: 1-32
Gosh guys, I am so psyched that when asked for a defense Paul just keeps going back to his God timeline. I talk to people all the time who say that they don’t know how to tell people about God because they don’t know what to say. Take if from Paul, just tell them what God has done in your life. It is that easy. If you are not clear about what God has done in your life or what your God timeline looks like I would love for you to shoot me PM so I can help you figure it out. Then you will never again be silent when you have to give a defense of your beliefs. It is a beautiful thing. Also please notice the sin laced all through Paul’s timeline. Don’t for one second think that God does not include our failings on our timeline to teach us and show us how Good He is. He is not afraid of our sin at all. You know why? He already won that war. That’s what Paul means when he says, “I teach nothing except what the prophets and Moses said would happen.” The suffering, the death and the raising from the dead is the war that Jesus waged on sin, AND HE WON.