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
“(Heb. `ahalim), a fragrant wood (Num. 24:6; Ps. 45:8; Prov.” “7:17; Cant. 4:14), the Aquilaria agallochum of botanists, or, as” “some suppose, the costly gum or perfume extracted from the wood.” “It is found in China, Siam, and Northern India, and grows to the” height sometimes of 120 feet. This species is of great rarity “even in India. There is another and more common species, called” “by Indians aghil, whence Europeans have given it the name of” “Lignum aquile, or eagle-wood. Aloewood was used by the Egyptians” for embalming dead bodies. Nicodemus brought it (pounded aloe-wood) to embalm the body of Christ (John 19:39); but whether this was the same as that mentioned elsewhere is uncertain. “The bitter aloes of the apothecary is the dried juice of the leaves Aloe vulgaris.
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