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 capital of Attica, the most celebrated city of the ancient” “world, the seat of Greek literature and art during the golden” period of Grecian history. Its inhabitants were fond of novelty “(Acts 17:21), and were remarkable for their zeal in the worship” of the gods. It was a sarcastic saying of the Roman satirist “that it was “easier to find a god at Athens than a man.” “On his second missionary journey Paul visited this city (Acts “17:15; comp. 1 Thess. 3:1), and delivered in the Areopagus his” famous speech (17:22-31). The altar of which Paul there speaks “as dedicated “to the [properly “an”] unknown God” (23) was” probably one of several which bore the same inscription. It is supposed that they originated in the practice of letting loose a flock of sheep and goats in the streets of Athens on the “occasion of a plague, and of offering them up in sacrifice, at” “the spot where they lay down, “to the god concerned.”
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