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
“The duty of preparing bread was usually, in ancient times,” committed to the females or the slaves of the family (Gen. 18:6; Lev. 26:26; 1 Sam. 8:13); but at a later period we find a class “of public bakers mentioned (Hos. 7:4, 6; Jer. 37:21).” “The bread was generally in the form of long or round cakes (Ex. “29:23; 1 Sam. 2:36), of a thinness that rendered them easily” broken (Isa. 58:7; Matt. 14:19; 26:26; Acts 20:11). Common ovens were generally used; at other times a jar was half-filled with “hot pebbles, and the dough was spread over them. Hence we read” “of “cakes baken on the coals” (1 Kings 19:6), and “baken in the” “oven” (Lev. 2:4). (See BREAD.)”
“Baked provisions (Gen. 40:17), literally “works of the baker,” such as biscuits and cakes.
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