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
“An upper garment, “an exterior tunic, wide and long, reaching to” “the ankles, but without sleeves” (Isa. 59:17). The word so” “rendered is elsewhere rendered “robe” or “mantle.” It was worn” “by the high priest under the ephod (Ex. 28:31), by kings and” “others of rank (1 Sam. 15:27; Job 1:20; 2:12), and by women (2” Sam. 13:18). “The word translated “cloke”, i.e., outer garment, in Matt. 5:40 is in its plural form used of garments in general (Matt. 17:2; 26:65). The cloak mentioned here and in Luke 6:29 was the Greek “himation, Latin pallium, and consisted of a large square piece” “of wollen cloth fastened round the shoulders, like the abba of” “the Arabs. This could be taken by a creditor (Ex. 22:26, 27),” but the coat or tunic (Gr. chiton) mentioned in Matt. 5:40 could not. “The cloak which Paul “left at Troas” (2 Tim. 4:13) was the Roman “paenula, a thick upper garment used chiefly in travelling as a” “protection from the weather. Some, however, have supposed that” what Paul meant was a travelling-bag. In the Syriac version the word used means a bookcase. (See Dress.)
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