Shem, Arpachshad, Shelah, Eber, Peleg, Reu, Serug, Nahor, Terah, Abram (that is Abraham). I Chron. 1:24-27
For the first time it dawned on me:
these lists of names included in Scripture are not to showcase the greatness of the people, but God's greatness and faithfulness in working out His purposes using generation after generation of "just-a-name" people.
What's in these names in I Chronicles? The Psalmist penned it:
The plans of His heart from generation to generation. Psalm 33:11
But You, O LORD, abide forever,
And Your name to all generations. Psalm 102:12
Forever, O LORD,
Your word is settled in heaven.
Your faithfulness continues throughout all generations; Psalm 119:89–90
Luke 3:34-36 quotes them, and connects the family tree to the NAME ABOVE ALL NAMES--
Jesus, the Son of David.