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
“(1.) The flag or banner of the larger kind, serving for three” “tribes marching together. These standards, of which there were” “four, were worked with embroidery and beautifully ornamented” “(Num. 1:52; 2:2, 3, 10, 18, 25; Cant. 2:4; 6:4, 10).” “(2.) The flag borne by each separate tribe, of a smaller form. Probably it bore on it the name of the tribe to which it “belonged, or some distinguishing device (Num. 2:2, 34).” “(3.) A lofty signal-flag, not carried about, but stationary. It was usually erected on a mountain or other lofty place. As soon as it was seen the war-trumpets were blown (Ps. 60:4; Isa. 5:26; 11:12; 13:2; 18:3; 30:17; Jer. 4:6 21; Ezek. 27:7). “(4.) A “sign of fire” (Jer. 6:1) was sometimes used as a signal. “The banners and ensigns of the Roman army had idolatrous images “upon them, and hence they are called the “abomination of” “desolation” (q.v.). The principal Roman standard, however, was” “an eagle. (See Matt. 24:28; Luke 17:37, where the Jewish nation” “is compared to a dead body, which the eagles gather together to” devour.) “God’s setting up or giving a banner (Ps. 20:5; 60:4; Cant. 2:4) imports his presence and protection and aid extended to his people.
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