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
“Hebrew olah; i.e., “ascending,” the whole being consumed by” “fire, and regarded as ascending to God while being consumed.” “Part of every offering was burnt in the sacred fire, but this” “was wholly burnt, a “whole burnt offering.” It was the most” “frequent form of sacrifice, and apparently the only one” mentioned in the book of Genesis. Such were the sacrifices “offered by Abel (Gen. 4:3, 4, here called minhah; i.e., “a” “gift”), Noah (Gen. 8:20), Abraham (Gen. 22:2, 7, 8, 13), and by” the Hebrews in Egypt (Ex. 10:25). “The law of Moses afterwards prescribed the occasions and the manner in which burnt sacrifices were to be offered. There were “the continual burnt offering (Ex. 29:38-42; Lev. 6:9-13), “the” “burnt offering of every sabbath,” which was double the daily one” “(Num. 28:9, 10), “the burnt offering of every month” (28:11-15),” “the offerings at the Passover (19-23), at Pentecost (Lev.” “23:16), the feast of Trumpets (23:23-25), and on the day of” Atonement (Lev. 16). “On other occasions special sacrifices were offered, as at the consecration of Aaron (Ex. 29) and the dedication of the temple “(1 Kings 8:5, 62-64).” “Free-will burnt offerings were also permitted (Lev. 1:13), and were offered at the accession of Solomon to the throne (1 Chr. “29:21), and at the reformation brought about by Hezekiah (2 Chr.” 29: 31-35). “These offerings signified the complete dedication of the offerers unto God. This is referred to in Rom. 12:1. (See “[ALTAR, SACRIFICE.)”
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