The life and ministry of Jesus were characterized by compassion. The biblical record of His miracles occasionally mentions that fact, and one might say His incarnation occurred because of His compassion. A disciple of Christ
We live in an age when candidates are chosen to lead a nation according to how they look on television rather than on their ideas. This shows that what God said to Samuel still holds
The very reason missionaries and others are needed to share the gospel of Christ is, in essence, the same reason God gave Israel a king, That reason is people’s rejection of God. That attitude is
“The Hebrew so rendered means “a covering,” because clouds cover” “the sky. The word is used as a symbol of the Divine presence, as” indicating the splendour of that glory which it conceals (Ex. “16:10; 33:9; Num. 11:25; 12:5; Job 22:14; Ps. 18:11). A “cloud” “without rain” is a proverbial saying, denoting a man who does” not keep his promise (Prov. 16:15; Isa. 18:4; 25:5; Jude 1:12). A cloud is the figure of that which is transitory (Job 30:15; Hos. 6:4). A bright cloud is the symbolical seat of the Divine “presence (Ex. 29:42, 43; 1 Kings 8:10; 2 Chr. 5:14; Ezek. 43:4),” and was called the Shechinah (q.v.). Jehovah came down upon Sinai in a cloud (Ex. 19:9); and the cloud filled the court around the tabernacle in the wilderness so that Moses could not “enter it (Ex. 40:34, 35). At the dedication of the temple also” “the cloud “filled the house of the Lord” (1 Kings 8:10). Thus in” like manner when Christ comes the second time he is described as “coming “in the clouds” (Matt. 17:5; 24:30; Acts 1:9, 11). False” teachers are likened unto clouds carried about with a tempest (2 “Pet. 2:17). The infirmities of old age, which come one after” “another, are compared by Solomon to “clouds returning after the” “rain” (Eccl. 12:2). The blotting out of sins is like the sudden” disappearance of threatening clouds from the sky (Isa. 44:22). “Cloud, the pillar of, was the glory-cloud which indicated God’s presence leading the ransomed people through the wilderness (Ex. “13:22; 33:9, 10). This pillar preceded the people as they” “marched, resting on the ark (Ex. 13:21; 40:36). By night it” became a pillar of fire (Num. 9:17-23).
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