The life and ministry of Jesus were characterized by compassion. The biblical record of His miracles occasionally mentions that fact, and one might say His incarnation occurred because of His compassion. A disciple of Christ
We live in an age when candidates are chosen to lead a nation according to how they look on television rather than on their ideas. This shows that what God said to Samuel still holds
The very reason missionaries and others are needed to share the gospel of Christ is, in essence, the same reason God gave Israel a king, That reason is people’s rejection of God. That attitude is
“In the Old Testament the Hebrew word tsir, meaning “one who goes” “on an errand,” is rendered thus (Josh. 9:4; Prov. 13:17; Isa.” 18:2; Jer. 49:14; Obad. 1:1). This is also the rendering of “melits, meaning “an interpreter,” in 2 Chr. 32:31; and of malak,” “a “messenger,” in 2 Chr. 35:21; Isa. 30:4; 33:7; Ezek. 17:15.” This is the name used by the apostle as designating those who are appointed by God to declare his will (2 Cor. 5:20; Eph. 6:20). “The Hebrews on various occasions and for various purposes had “recourse to the services of ambassadors, e.g., to contract” “alliances (Josh. 9:4), to solicit favours (Num. 20:14), to” “remonstrate when wrong was done (Judg. 11:12), to condole with a” “young king on the death of his father (2 Sam. 10:2), and to” congratulate a king on his accession to the throne (1 Kings 5:1). “To do injury to an ambassador was to insult the king who sent him (2 Sam. 10:5).
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