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 vehicle moving on wheels, and usually drawn by oxen (2 Sam.” “6:3). The Hebrew word thus rendered, ‘agalah (1 Sam. 6:7, 8), is” “also rendered “wagon” (Gen. 45:19). It is used also to denote a” war-chariot (Ps. 46:9). Carts were used for the removal of the “ark and its sacred utensils (Num. 7:3, 6). After retaining the” “ark amongst them for seven months, the Philistines sent it back” “to the Israelites. On this occasion they set it in a new cart,” “probably a rude construction, with solid wooden wheels like that” “still used in Western Asia, which was drawn by two milch cows,” which conveyed it straight to Beth-shemesh. “A “cart rope,” for the purpose of fastening loads on carts, is used (Isa. 5:18) as a symbol of the power of sinful pleasures or habits over him who indulges them. (See CORD.) In Syria and Palestine wheel-carriages for any other purpose than the conveyance of agricultural produce are almost unknown.
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