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
“Highlanders, or hillmen, the name given to the descendants of” “one of the sons of Canaan (Gen. 14:7), called Amurra or Amurri” in the Assyrian and Egyptian inscriptions. On the early “Babylonian monuments all Syria, including Palestine, is known as” the land of the Amorites. The southern slopes of the mountains “of Judea are called the “mount of the Amorites” (Deut. 1:7, 19,” 20). They seem to have originally occupied the land stretching from the heights west of the Dead Sea (Gen. 14:7) to Hebron (13. “Comp. 13:8; Deut. 3:8; 4:46-48), embracing “all Gilead and all” “Bashan” (Deut. 3:10), with the Jordan valley on the east of the” “river (4:49), the land of the “two kings of the Amorites,” Sihon” and Og (Deut. 31:4; Josh. 2:10; 9:10). The five kings of the Amorites were defeated with great slaughter by Joshua (10:10). “They were again defeated at the waters of Merom by Joshua, who” smote them till there were none remaining (Josh. 11:8). It is mentioned as a surprising circumstance that in the days of Samuel there was peace between them and the Israelites (1 Sam. 7:14). The discrepancy supposed to exist between Deut. 1:44 and Num. 14:45 is explained by the circumstance that the terms “Amorites and “Amalekites” are used synonymously for the” Canaanites. In the same way we explain the fact that the “Hivites of Gen. 34:2 are the “Amorites” of 48:22. Comp. Josh.” 10:6; 11:19 with 2 Sam. 21:2; also Num. 14:45 with Deut. 1:44. The Amorites were warlike mountaineers. They are represented on “the Egyptian monuments with fair skins, light hair, blue eyes,” “aquiline noses, and pointed beards. They are supposed to have” “been men of great stature; their king, Og, is described by Moses” “as the last “of the remnant of the giants” (Deut. 3:11). Both” Sihon and Og were independent kings. Only one word of the “Amorite language survives, “Shenir,” the name they gave to Mount” Hermon (Deut. 3:9).
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