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
“The vessel in which incense was presented on “the golden altar” before the Lord in the temple (Ex. 30:1-9). The priest filled the censer with live coal from the sacred fire on the altar of “burnt-offering, and having carried it into the sanctuary, there” “threw upon the burning coals the sweet incense (Lev. 16:12, 13),” “which sent up a cloud of smoke, filling the apartment with” “fragrance. The censers in daily use were of brass (Num. 16:39),” “and were designated by a different Hebrew name, miktereth (2” Chr. 26:19; Ezek. 8:11): while those used on the day of “Atonement were of gold, and were denoted by a word (mahtah)” “meaning “something to take fire with;” LXX. pureion = a” fire-pan. Solomon prepared for the temple censers of pure gold (1 Kings 7:50; 2 Chr. 4:22). The angel in the Apocalypse is “represented with a golden censer (Rev. 8:3, 5). Paul speaks of” the golden censer as belonging to the tabernacle (Heb. 9:4). The “Greek word thumiaterion, here rendered “censer,” may more” “appropriately denote, as in the margin of Revised Version, “the” “altar of incense.” Paul does not here say that the thumiaterion” “was in the holiest, for it was in the holy place, but that the” “holiest had it, i.e., that it belonged to the holiest (1 Kings” 6:22). It was intimately connected with the high priest’s service in the holiest. “The manner in which the censer is to be used is described in Num. 4:14; Lev. 16:12.
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