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
Luke 1:26-42 is a very interesting account of a women who willingly rendered herself to God’s service, to God’s plan, to God’s program, and to God’s proposal. It challenges me when I read Mary’s humble response to
“(1 Kings 10:11, 12) = algum (2 Chr. 2:8; 9:10, 11), in the” Hebrew occurring only in the plural almuggim (indicating that “the wood was brought in planks), the name of a wood brought from” “Ophir to be used in the building of the temple, and for other” purposes. Some suppose it to have been the white sandal-wood of “India, the Santalum album of botanists, a native of the” “mountainous parts of the Malabar coasts. It is a fragrant wood,” “and is used in China for incense in idol-worship. Others, with” “some probability, think that it was the Indian red sandal-wood,” “the pterocarpus santalinus, a heavy, fine-grained wood, the” Sanscrit name of which is valguka. It is found on the Coromandel coast and in Ceylon.
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