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
“The moon goddess of the Phoenicians, representing the passive” “principle in nature, their principal female deity; frequently” “associated with the name of Baal, the sun-god, their chief male” deity (Judg. 10:6; 1 Sam. 7:4; 12:10). These names often occur “in the plural (Ashtaroth, Baalim), probably as indicating either” different statues or different modifications of the deities. This deity is spoken of as Ashtoreth of the Zidonians. She was the Ishtar of the Accadians and the Astarte of the Greeks (Jer. “44:17; 1 Kings 11:5, 33; 2 Kings 23:13). There was a temple of” this goddess among the Philistines in the time of Saul (1 Sam. “31:10). Under the name of Ishtar, she was one of the great” deities of the Assyrians. The Phoenicians called her Astarte. Solomon introduced the worship of this idol (1 Kings 11:33). Jezebel’s 400 priests were probably employed in its service (1 “Kings 18:19). It was called the “queen of heaven” (Jer. 44:25).”
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