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
For holding oil or perfumery (Mark 14:3). It was of the form of a flask or bottle. The Hebrew word (pak) used for it is more “appropriately rendered “vial” in 1 Sam. 10:1, and should also be” “so rendered in 2 Kings 9:1, where alone else it occurs.”
“(Heb. teashshur), mentioned in Isa. 60:13; 41:19, was, according” “to some, a species of cedar growing in Lebanon. The words of” “Ezek. 27:6 literally translated are, “Thy benches they have made” “of ivory, the daughter of the ashur tree,” i.e., inlaid with” “ashur wood. The ashur is the box-tree, and accordingly the” “Revised Version rightly reads “inlaid in box wood.” This is the” Buxus sempervirens of botanists. It is remarkable for the beauty of its evergreen foliage and for the utility of its hard and durable wood.
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