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
“A park; generally with the article, “the park.” (1.) A prominent” “headland of Central Palestine, consisting of several connected” “hills extending from the plain of Esdraelon to the sea, a” “distance of some 12 miles or more. At the east end, in its” “highest part, it is 1,728 feet high, and at the west end it” forms a promontory to the bay of Acre about 600 feet above the “sea. It lay within the tribe of Asher. It was here, at the east” “end of the ridge, at a place called el-Mukhrakah (i.e., the” “place of burning), that Elijah brought back the people to their” “allegiance to God, and slew the prophets of Baal (1 Kings 18).” “Here were consumed the “fifties” of the royal guard; and here” also Elisha received the visit of the bereaved mother whose son “was restored by him to life (2 Kings 4:25-37). “No mountain in” or around Palestine retains its ancient beauty so much as Carmel. Two or three villages and some scattered cottages are found on it; its groves are few but luxuriant; it is no place for crags and precipices or rocks of wild goats; but its surface “is covered with a rich and constant verdure.” “The whole” “mountain-side is dressed with blossom, and flowering shrubs, and” “fragrant herbs.” The western extremity of the ridge is, however,” more rocky and bleak than the eastern. The head of the bride in Cant. 7:5 is compared to Carmel. It is ranked with Bashan on account of its rich pastures (Isa. 33:9; Jer. 50:19; Amos 1:2). The whole ridge is deeply furrowed with rocky ravines filled “with dense jungle. There are many caves in its sides, which at” one time were inhabited by swarms of monks. These caves are referred to in Amos 9:3. To them Elijah and Elisha often “resorted (1 Kings 18:19, 42; 2 Kings 2:25). On its north-west” summit there is an ancient establishment of Carmelite monks. Vineyards have recently been planted on the mount by the German colonists of Haifa. The modern Arabic name of the mount is “Kurmul, but more commonly Jebel Mar Elyas, i.e., Mount St.” “Elias, from the Convent of Elias.” “(2.) A town in the hill country of Judah (Josh. 15:55), the “residence of Nabal (1 Sam. 25:2, 5, 7, 40), and the native place” “of Abigail, who became David’s wife (1 Sam. 27:3). Here king” Uzziah had his vineyards (2 Chr. 26:10). The ruins of this town “still remain under the name of Kurmul, about 10 miles” “south-south-east of Hebron, close to those of Maon.”
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