In II Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were enduring a cauldron of persecution and affliction. Instead of yielding to the intense suffering and retreating into a hardened, loveless protectionism,
Judas Iscariot’s betrayal alerts us to the fact that no one is exempt from the possibility of betraying Jesus. As the disciples sat together with Jesus at the last supper, Jesus made an announcement: “Behold,
Missionaries, like other servants of God, face the temptation of discouragement. Some things that contribute to discouragement include working among an unresponsive or hostile people group; frequent ministry trips away from spouses and family; trying
“Trouble, a valley near Jericho, so called in consequence of the” “trouble which the sin of Achan caused Israel (Josh. 7:24, 26).” “The expression “valley of Achor” probably became proverbial for” “that which caused trouble, and when Isaiah (Isa. 65:10) refers” “to it he uses it in this sense: “The valley of Achor, a place” “for herds to lie down in;” i.e., that which had been a source of” calamity would become a source of blessing. Hosea also (Hos. “2:15) uses the expression in the same sense: “The valley of” “Achor for a door of hope;” i.e., trouble would be turned into” “joy, despair into hope. This valley has been identified with the” Wady Kelt.
Definition of Achor: “trouble”
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