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
“(Heb. mittah), for rest at night (Ex. 8:3; 1 Sam. 19:13, 15, 16,” “etc.); during sickness (Gen. 47:31; 48:2; 49:33, etc.); as a” sofa for rest (1 Sam. 28:23; Amos 3:12). Another Hebrew word “(er’es) so rendered denotes a canopied bed, or a bed with” “curtains (Deut. 3:11; Ps. 132:3), for sickness (Ps. 6:6; 41:3).” “In the New Testament it denotes sometimes a litter with a “coverlet (Matt. 9:2, 6; Luke 5:18; Acts 5:15).” “The Jewish bedstead was frequently merely the divan or platform “along the sides of the house, sometimes a very slight portable” “frame, sometimes only a mat or one or more quilts. The only” material for bed-clothes is mentioned in 1 Sam. 19:13. Sleeping “in the open air was not uncommon, the sleeper wrapping himself” “in his outer garment (Ex. 22:26, 27; Deut. 24:12, 13).”
“An apartment in Eastern houses, furnished with a slightly” elevated platform at the upper end and sometimes along the “sides, on which were laid mattresses. This was the general” arrangement of the public sleeping-room for the males of the “family and for guests, but there were usually besides distinct” bed-chambers of a more private character (2 Kings 4:10; Ex. 8:3; “2 Kings 6:12). In 2 Kings 11:2 this word denotes, as in the” “margin of the Revised Version, a store-room in which mattresses” were kept.
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