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
“Brother of insipidity or impiety, a man greatly renowned for his” sagacity among the Jews. At the time of Absalom’s revolt he deserted David (Ps. 41:9; 55:12-14) and espoused the cause of Absalom (2 Sam. 15:12). David sent his old friend Hushai back to “Absalom, in order that he might counteract the counsel of” Ahithophel (2 Sam. 15:31-37). This end was so far gained that “Ahithophel saw he had no longer any influence, and accordingly” “he at once left the camp of Absalom and returned to Giloh, his” “native place, where, after arranging his wordly affairs, he” “hanged himself, and was buried in the sepulchre of his fathers” (2 Sam. 17:1-23). He was the type of Judas (Ps. 41:9).
Definition of Ahithophel: “brother of ruin or folly”
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