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
“Calves were commonly made use of in sacrifices, and are” “therefore frequently mentioned in Scripture. The “fatted calf” was regarded as the choicest of animal food; it was frequently also offered as a special sacrifice (1 Sam. 28:24; Amos 6:4; “Luke 15:23). The words used in Jer. 34:18, 19, “cut the calf in” “twain,” allude to the custom of dividing a sacrifice into two” “parts, between which the parties ratifying a covenant passed” “(Gen. 15:9, 10, 17, 18). The sacrifice of the lips, i.e.,” “priase, is called “the calves of our lips” (Hos. 14:2, R.V., “as” “bullocks the offering of our lips.” Comp. Heb. 13:15; Ps. 116:7;” Jer. 33:11). “The golden calf which Aaron made (Ex. 32:4) was probably a copy “of the god Moloch rather than of the god Apis, the sacred ox or” calf of Egypt. The Jews showed all through their history a tendency toward the Babylonian and Canaanitish idolatry rather than toward that of Egypt. “Ages after this, Jeroboam, king of Israel, set up two idol “calves, one at Dan, and the other at Bethel, that he might thus” prevent the ten tribes from resorting to Jerusalem for worship (1 Kings 12:28). These calves continued to be a snare to the people till the time of their captivity. The calf at Dan was “carried away in the reign of Pekah by Tiglath-pileser, and that” “at Bethel ten years later, in the reign of Hoshea, by” Shalmaneser (2 Kings 15:29; 17:33). This sin of Jeroboam is almost always mentioned along with his name (2 Kings 15:28 etc.).
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