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
Before the Exile the Jews had no regularly stamped money. They “made use of uncoined shekels or talents of silver, which they” weighed out (Gen. 23:16; Ex. 38:24; 2 Sam. 18:12). Probably the silver ingots used in the time of Abraham may have been of a “fixed weight, which was in some way indicated on them. The” “pieces of silver paid by Abimelech to Abraham (Gen. 20:16),” “and those also for which Joseph was sold (37:28), were proably” in the form of rings. The shekel was the common standard of weight and value among the Hebrews down to the time of the Captivity. Only once is a shekel of gold mentioned (1 Chr. “21:25). The “six thousand of gold” mentioned in the transaction” between Naaman and Gehazi (2 Kings 5:5) were probably so many “shekels of gold. The “piece of money” mentioned in Job 42:11;” “Gen. 33:19 (marg., “lambs”) was the Hebrew kesitah, probably an” uncoined piece of silver of a certain weight in the form of a “sheep or lamb, or perhaps having on it such an impression. The” “same Hebrew word is used in Josh. 24:32, which is rendered by” “Wickliffe “an hundred yonge scheep.”
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