We live in a culture that is deteriorating partly because of its loss of a moral standard. Since its inception, Christianity has provided a true moral standard by promoting and being committed to the biblical
The entry this week focuses on the trials and afflictions of believers. Often these times turn out to be blessings in disguise. In the very beginning of his epistle, James described his relationship to the
The book of Acts provides biblical source material for challenging congregations to use prayer as a primary ingredient to experience joy in their missions ministries. First, Acts 2:42 reveals that prayer was a vital part
“(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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