Do you know who Baal-Hanan the Gederite is?  What about Zabdi the Shiphmite or Ezri son of Kelub?  How about Obil the Ishmaelite?  Shaphat son of Adlai?  Do any of those names ring a bell?  My guess would be no.  So let’s try again.  Do you know who King David is?  Queen Esther?  Moses?  The apostle Paul?  I’m gonna go out on a limb here and assume you know each of those people and can recite an account or two from their lives.  Even young children learn about baby Moses in a basket or David and Goliath.  But let’s face it- no one teaches Sunday school lessons about Shaphat son of Adlai.  No one even knows who he is.  But every individual listed above is mentioned in the Bible, even the “no-namers.”  And that’s a good thing.  Because in the grand scheme of life, I’m a no-namer, and chances are, so are you.

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