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
“Well of the oath, or well of seven, a well dug by Abraham, and” so named because he and Abimelech here entered into a compact “(Gen. 21:31). On re-opening it, Isaac gave it the same name” (Gen. 26:31-33). It was a favourite place of abode of both of “these patriarchs (21:33-22:1, 19; 26:33; 28:10). It is mentioned” “among the “cities” given to the tribe of Simeon (Josh. 19:2; 1″ “Chr. 4:28). From Dan to Beersheba, a distance of about 144 miles” “(Judg. 20:1; 1 Chr. 21:2; 2 Sam. 24:2), became the usual way of” “designating the whole Promised Land, and passed into a proverb.” After the return from the Captivity the phrase is narrowed into from Beersheba unto the valley of Hinnom (Neh. 11:30). The kingdom of the ten tribes extended from Beersheba to Mount Ephraim (2 Chr. 19:4). The name is not found in the New “Testament. It is still called by the Arabs Bir es-Seba, i.e.,” “well of the seven, where there are to the present day two” principal wells and five smaller ones. It is nearly midway between the southern end of the Dead Sea and the Mediterranean.
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