Avenger of blood
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
“(Heb. goel, from verb gaal, “to be near of kin,” “to redeem”),” the nearest relative of a murdered person. It was his right and “duty to slay the murderer (2 Sam. 14:7, 11) if he found him” outside of a city of refuge. In order that this law might be “guarded against abuse, Moses appointed six cities of refuge (Ex.” “21:13; Num. 35:13; Deut. 19:1, 9). These were in different parts” “of the country, and every facility was afforded the manslayer” that he might flee to the city that lay nearest him for safety. Into the city of refuge the avenger durst not follow him. This arrangement applied only to cases where the death was not premeditated. The case had to be investigated by the authorities “of the city, and the wilful murderer was on no account to be” “spared. He was regarded as an impure and polluted person, and” was delivered up to the goel (Deut. 19:11-13). If the offence “was merely manslaughter, then the fugitive must remain within” the city till the death of the high priest (Num. 35:25).
Posted by webmaster on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 @ 9:39AM