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
“Strengthened by Jehovah. (1.) A Levite, son of Hilkiah, of the” descendants of Ethan the Merarite (1 Chr. 6:45). “(2.) The son and successor of Joash, and eighth king of the separate kingdom of Judah (2 Kings 14:1-4). He began his reign by punishing the murderers of his father (5-7; 2 Chr. 25:3-5). “He was the first to employ a mercenary army of 100,000 Israelite” “soldiers, which he did in his attempt to bring the Edomites” “again under the yoke of Judah (2 Chr. 25:5, 6). He was commanded” “by a prophet of the Lord to send back the mercenaries, which he” “did (2 Chr. 25:7-10, 13), much to their annoyance. His obedience” to this command was followed by a decisive victory over the Edomites (2 Chr. 25:14-16). Amaziah began to worship some of the “idols he took from the Edomites, and this was his ruin, for he” “was vanquished by Joash, king of Israel, whom he challenged to” battle. The disaster he thus brought upon Judah by his infatuation in proclaiming war against Israel probably occasioned the conspiracy by which he lost his life (2 Kings “14:8-14, 19). He was slain at Lachish, whither he had fled, and” “his body was brought upon horses to Jerusalem, where it was” “buried in the royal sepulchre (2 Kings 14:19, 20; 2 Chr. 25:27,” 28). “(3.) A priest of the golden calves at Bethel (Amos 7:10-17). “(4.) The father of Joshah, one of the Simeonite chiefs in the time of Hezekiah (1 Chr. 4:34).
Definition of Amaziah: “the strength of the Lord”
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