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
“(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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