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
(1.) Used as manure (Luke 13:8); collected outside the city “walls (Neh. 2:13). Of sacrifices, burned outside the camp (Ex.” “29:14; Lev. 4:11; 8:17; Num. 19:5). To be “cast out as dung,” a” figurative expression (1 Kings 14:10; 2 Kings 9:37; Jer. 8:2; “Ps. 18:42), meaning to be rejected as unprofitable.” “(2.) Used as fuel, a substitute for firewood, which was with “difficulty procured in Syria, Arabia, and Egypt (Ezek. 4:12-15),” where cows’ and camels’ dung is used to the present day for this purpose.
Different from the ordinary prison in being more severe as a “place of punishment. Like the Roman inner prison (Acts 16:24),” it consisted of a deep cell or cistern (Jer. 38:6). To be shut “up in, a punishment common in Egypt (Gen. 39:20; 40:3; 41:10;” “42:19). It is not mentioned, however, in the law of Moses as a” mode of punishment. Under the later kings imprisonment was frequently used as a punishment (2 Chron. 16:10; Jer. 20:2; “32:2; 33:1; 37:15), and it was customary after the Exile (Matt.” “11:2; Luke 3:20; Acts 5:18, 21; Matt. 18:30).”
“To sit on a, was a sign of the deepest dejection (1 Sam. 2:8;” Ps. 113:7; Lam. 4:5).
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