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
Among the Jews was generally made of wheat (Ex. 29:2; Judg. “6:19), though also sometimes of other grains (Gen. 14:18; Judg.” 7:13). Parched grain was sometimes used for food without any other preparation (Ruth 2:14). “Bread was prepared by kneading in wooden bowls or “kneading “troughs” (Gen. 18:6; Ex. 12:34; Jer. 7:18). The dough was mixed” “with leaven and made into thin cakes, round or oval, and then” baked. The bread eaten at the Passover was always unleavened (Ex. 12:15-20; Deut. 16:3). In the towns there were public “ovens, which were much made use of for baking bread; there were” also bakers by trade (Hos. 7:4; Jer. 37:21). Their ovens were not unlike those of modern times. But sometimes the bread was baked by being placed on the ground that had been heated by a “fire, and by covering it with the embers (1 Kings 19:6). This” was probably the mode in which Sarah prepared bread on the occasion referred to in Gen. 18:6. “In Lev. 2 there is an account of the different kinds of bread and cakes used by the Jews. (See BAKE.) “The shew-bread (q.v.) consisted of twelve loaves of unleavened bread prepared and presented hot on the golden table every “Sabbath. They were square or oblong, and represented the twelve” “tribes of Israel. The old loaves were removed every Sabbath, and” were to be eaten only by the priests in the court of the sanctuary (Ex. 25:30; Lev. 24:8; 1 Sam. 21:1-6; Matt. 12:4). “The word bread is used figuratively in such expressions as “bread of sorrows (Ps. 127:2), “bread of tears” (80:5), i.e.,” “sorrow and tears are like one’s daily bread, they form so great” “a part in life. The bread of “wickedness” (Prov. 4:17) and “of” “deceit” (20:17) denote in like manner that wickedness and deceit” are a part of the daily life.
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