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
Used of children generally (Matt. 11:25; 21:16; Luke 10:21; Rom. 2:20). It is used also of those who are weak in Christian faith and knowledge (1 Cor. 3:1; Heb. 5:13; 1 Pet. 2:2). In Isa. 3:4 “the word “babes” refers to a succession of weak and wicked” princes who reigned over Judah from the death of Josiah downward to the destruction of Jerusalem.
The name given to the tower which the primitive fathers of our race built in the land of Shinar after the Deluge (Gen. 11:1-9). Their object in building this tower was probably that it might “be seen as a rallying-point in the extensive plain of Shinar, to” “which they had emigrated from the uplands of Armenia, and so” prevent their being scattered abroad. But God interposed and “defeated their design by condounding their language, and hence” “the name Babel, meaning “confusion.” In the Babylonian tablets” “there is an account of this event, and also of the creation and” the deluge. (See CHALDEA.) “The Temple of Belus, which is supposed to occupy its site, is described by the Greek historian Herodotus as a temple of great “extent and magnificence, erected by the Babylonians for their” god Belus. The treasures Nebuchadnezzar brought from Jerusalem were laid up in this temple (2 Chr. 36:7). “The Birs Nimrud, at ancient Borsippa, about 7 miles south-west “of Hillah, the modern town which occupies a part of the site of” “ancient Babylon, and 6 miles from the Euphrates, is an immense” “mass of broken and fire-blasted fragments, of about 2,300 feet” “in circumference, rising suddenly to the height of 235 feet” “above the desert-plain, and is with probability regarded as the” “ruins of the tower of Babel. This is “one of the most imposing” “ruins in the country.” Others think it to be the ruins of the” Temple of Belus.
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