The life and ministry of Jesus were characterized by compassion. The biblical record of His miracles occasionally mentions that fact, and one might say His incarnation occurred because of His compassion. A disciple of Christ
We live in an age when candidates are chosen to lead a nation according to how they look on television rather than on their ideas. This shows that what God said to Samuel still holds
The very reason missionaries and others are needed to share the gospel of Christ is, in essence, the same reason God gave Israel a king, That reason is people’s rejection of God. That attitude is
“(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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