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 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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