I personally believe that the success of any missionary endeavor can be measured by the degree that nationals on any mission field are themselves fulfilling the Great Commission of Jesus Christ. For this goal of
Our present-day culture can be described as a comfort-at-any-cost society. In this environment, things such as affliction, pain, persecution, and other forms of suffering are viewed as obstacles and enemies. Missionaries are not immune from
Millions of professing Christians waiver, when confronted with the need to follow Christ whole-heartedly. Millions more excuse themselves by saying, “I am thinking about it. Perhaps one day I will decide.” The latter group is
“Dweller in a valley, the son of Eliphaz and grandson of Esau” (Gen. 36:12; 1 Chr. 1:36); the chief of an Idumean tribe (Gen. “36:16). His mother was a Horite, a tribe whose territory the” descendants of Esau had seized.
“A tribe that dwelt in Arabia Petraea, between the Dead Sea and” “the Red Sea. They were not the descendants of Amalek, the son of” “Eliphaz, for they existed in the days of Abraham (Gen. 14:7).” They were probably a tribe that migrated from the shores of the “Persian Gulf and settled in Arabia. “They dwelt in the land of” “the south…from Havilah until thou comest to Shur” (Num. 13:29;” “1 Sam. 15:7). They were a pastoral, and hence a nomadic race.” Their kings bore the hereditary name of Agag (Num. 24:7; 1 Sam. 15:8). They attempted to stop the Israelites when they marched “through their territory (Deut. 25:18), attacking them at” Rephidim (Ex. 17:8-13; comp. Deut. 25:17; 1 Sam. 15:2). They afterwards attacked the Israelites at Hormah (Num. 14:45). We read of them subsequently as in league with the Moabites (Judg. 3:13) and the Midianites (Judg. 6:3). Saul finally desolated “their territory and destroyed their power (1 Sam. 14:48; 15:3),” and David recovered booty from them (1 Sam. 30:18-20). In the “Babylonian inscriptions they are called Sute, in those of Egypt” “Sittiu, and the Amarna tablets include them under the general” “name of Khabbati, or “plunderers.”
Definition of Amalek: “a people that licks up”
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