Scripture teaches that “faith, if it hath not works, is dead, being alone” (Jas. 2:17). The epistle of James generates much thinking and discussion regarding works and salvation. An elderly missionary said, I did not receive
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
“Well of the oath, or well of seven, a well dug by Abraham, and” so named because he and Abimelech here entered into a compact “(Gen. 21:31). On re-opening it, Isaac gave it the same name” (Gen. 26:31-33). It was a favourite place of abode of both of “these patriarchs (21:33-22:1, 19; 26:33; 28:10). It is mentioned” “among the “cities” given to the tribe of Simeon (Josh. 19:2; 1″ “Chr. 4:28). From Dan to Beersheba, a distance of about 144 miles” “(Judg. 20:1; 1 Chr. 21:2; 2 Sam. 24:2), became the usual way of” “designating the whole Promised Land, and passed into a proverb.” After the return from the Captivity the phrase is narrowed into from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom (Neh. 11:30). The kingdom of the ten tribes extended from Beersheba to Mount Ephraim (2 Chr. 19:4). The name is not found in the New “Testament. It is still called by the Arabs Bir es-Seba, i.e.,” “well of the seven, where there are to the present day two” principal wells and five smaller ones. It is nearly midway between the southern end of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean.
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