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
“Which is an alloy of copper and zinc, was not known till the” thirteenth century. What is designated by this word in Scripture is properly copper (Deut. 8:9). It was used for fetters (Judg. “16:21; 2 Kings 25:7), for pieces of armour (1 Sam. 17:5, 6), for” “musical instruments (1 Chr. 15:19; 1 Cor. 13:1), and for money” (Matt. 10:9). “It is a symbol of insensibility and obstinacy in sin (Isa. 48:4; “Jer. 6:28; Ezek. 22:18), and of strength (Ps. 107:16; Micah” 4:13). “The Macedonian empire is described as a kingdom of brass (Dan. “2:39). The “mountains of brass” Zechariah (6:1) speaks of have” been supposed to represent the immutable decrees of God. “The serpent of brass was made by Moses at the command of God “(Num. 21:4-9), and elevated on a pole, so that it might be seen” by all the people when wounded by the bite of the serpents that were sent to them as a punishment for their murmurings against God and against Moses. It was afterwards carried by the Jews “into Canaan, and preserved by them till the time of Hezekiah,” who caused it to be at length destroyed because it began to be viewed by the people with superstitious reverence (2 Kings 18:4). (See NEHUSHTAN.) “The brazen serpent is alluded to by our Lord in John 3:14, 15. (See SERPENT.)
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