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
“(Heb. pl. shenhabbim, the “tusks of elephants”) was early used” “in decorations by the Egyptians, and a great trade in it was” carried on by the Assyrians (Ezek. 27:6; Rev. 18:12). It was used by the Phoenicians to ornament the box-wood rowing-benches “of their galleys, and Hiram’s skilled workmen made Solomon’s” throne of ivory (1 Kings 10:18). It was brought by the caravans “of Dedan (Isa. 21:13), and from the East Indies by the navy of” Tarshish (1 Kings 10:22). Many specimens of ancient Egyptian and Assyrian ivory-work have been preserved. The word habbim is “derived from the Sanscrit ibhas, meaning “elephant,” preceded by” “the Hebrew article (ha); and hence it is argued that Ophir, from” which it and the other articles mentioned in 1 Kings 10:22 were “brought, was in India.”
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