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.) Heb. ya’ar, occurs only 1 Sam. 14:25, 27, 29; Cant. 5:1,” where it denotes the honey of bees. Properly the word signifies “a forest or copse, and refers to honey found in woods.” “(2.) Nopheth, honey that drops (Ps. 19:10; Prov. 5:3; Cant. 4:11). “(3.) Debash denotes bee-honey (Judg. 14:8); but also frequently a vegetable honey distilled from trees (Gen. 43:11; Ezek. “27:17). In these passages it may probably mean “dibs,” or syrup” “of grapes, i.e., the juice of ripe grapes boiled down to” one-third of its bulk. “(4.) Tsuph, the cells of the honey-comb full of honey (Prov. 16:24; Ps. 19:10). “(5.) “Wild honey” (Matt. 3:4) may have been the vegetable honey “distilled from trees, but rather was honey stored by bees in” rocks or in trees (Deut. 32:13; Ps. 81:16; 1 Sam. 14:25-29). “Canaan was a “land flowing with milk and honey” (Ex. 3:8). Milk “and honey were among the chief dainties in the earlier ages, as” they are now among the Bedawin; and butter and honey are also mentioned among articles of food (Isa. 7:15). The ancients used honey instead of sugar (Ps. 119:103; Prov. 24:13); but when “taken in great quantities it caused nausea, a fact referred to” “in Prov. 25:16, 17 to inculcate moderation in pleasures. Honey” and milk also are put for sweet discourse (Cant. 4:11).
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