When Jesus was conducting His earthly ministry. He manifested authority. This authority was manifested in the way He cleansed the temple; in the way He forgave sin; and, in His healing of the man with
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.
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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