It is wonderful to know that we are God’s and to realize the blessedness that is ours because of it. God chooses us to be members of His kingdom not only so that He might
Missionaries are very often discouraged on the mission field. Unfriendly governments sometimes put obstacles in their way. Some people are unresponsive, and often the behavior of people thought to be converts to Christ is disheartening.
While on mission in Sierra Leone I found it necessary to spend more time in prayer and Bible study. A brief devotional time in the morning was not nearly enough for the spiritual challenges that
“Lord of justice or righteousness, was king in Jerusalem at the” “time when the Israelites invaded Palestine (Josh. 10:1, 3). He” formed a confederacy with the other Canaanitish kings against “the Israelites, but was utterly routed by Joshua when he was” engaged in besieging the Gibeonites. The history of this victory and of the treatment of the five confederated kings is recorded in Josh. 10:1-27. (Comp. Deut. 21:23). Among the Tell Amarna tablets (see EGYPT) are some very interesting letters from Adoni-zedec to the King of Egypt. These illustrate in a very “remarkable manner the history recorded in Josh. 10, and indeed” “throw light on the wars of conquest generally, so that they may” be read as a kind of commentary on the book of Joshua. Here the “conquering career of the Abiri (i.e., Hebrews) is graphically” “described: “Behold, I say that the land of the king my lord is” “ruined”, “The wars are mighty against me”, “The Hebrew chiefs” “plunder all the king’s lands”, “Behold, I the chief of the” “Amorites am breaking to pieces.” Then he implores the king of” “Egypt to send soldiers to help him, directing that the army” “should come by sea to Ascalon or Gaza, and thence march to” Wru-sa-lim (Jerusalem) by the valley of Elah.
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