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
(Ex. 28:17; 39:10; Ezek. 28:13). Heb. barkath; LXX. smaragdos; “Vulgate, smaragdus; Revised Version, marg., “emerald.” The” “Hebrew word is from a root meaning “to glitter,” “lighten,” “flash. When held up to the sun, this gem shines like a burning” “coal, a dark-red glowing coal, and hence is called” “carbunculus, i.e., a little coal. It was one of the jewels in” the first row of the high priest’s breastplate. It has been conjectured by some that the garnet is meant. In Isa. 54:12 the “Hebrew word is ‘ekdah, used in the prophetic description of the” glory and beauty of the mansions above. Next to the diamond it is the hardest and most costly of all precious stones.
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