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
“During their journeys across the wilderness, the twelve tribes” formed encampments at the different places where they halted (Ex. 16:13; Num. 2:3). The diagram here given shows the position of the different tribes and the form of the encampment during “the wanderings, according to Num. 1:53; 2:2-31; 3:29, 35, 38;” 10:13-28. “The area of the camp would be in all about 3 square miles. After “the Hebrews entered Palestine, the camps then spoken of were” “exclusively warlike (Josh. 11:5, 7; Judg. 5:19, 21; 7:1; 1 Sam.” “29:1; 30:9, etc.).”
“(Heb. copher), mentioned in Cant. 1:14 (R.V., “henna-flowers”);” “4:13 (R.V., “henna”), is the al-henna of the Arabs, a native of” “Egypt, producing clusters of small white and yellow odoriferous” “flowers, whence is made the Oleum Cyprineum. From its leaves is” made the peculiar auburn dye with which Eastern women stain their nails and the palms of their hands. It is found only at “Engedi, on the shore of the Dead Sea. It is known to botanists” “by the name Lawsonia alba or inermis, a kind of privet, which” grows 6 or 8 feet high. The margin of the Authorized Version of “the passages above referred to has “or cypress,” not with” “reference to the conifer so called, but to the circumstance that” one of the most highly appreciated species of this plant grew in the island of Cyprus.
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