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
“This word is found in Ex. 25:5; 26:14; 35:7, 23; 36:19; 39:34;” “Num. 4:6, etc. The tabernacle was covered with badgers’ skins;” the shoes of women were also made of them (Ezek. 16:10). Our translators seem to have been misled by the similarity in sound “of the Hebrew tachash_ and the Latin _taxus, “a badger.” The” “revisers have correctly substituted “seal skins.” The Arabs of” the Sinaitic peninsula apply the name tucash to the seals and “dugongs which are common in the Red Sea, and the skins of which” are largely used as leather and for sandals. Though the badger “is common in Palestine, and might occur in the wilderness, its” small hide would have been useless as a tent covering. The “dugong, very plentiful in the shallow waters on the shores of” “the Red Sea, is a marine animal from 12 to 30 feet long,” “something between a whale and a seal, never leaving the water,” “but very easily caught. It grazes on seaweed, and is known by” naturalists as Halicore tabernaculi.
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