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
(Ex. 28:17; 39:10; Ezek. 28:13). Heb. barkath; LXX. smaragdos; “Vulgate, smaragdus; Revised Version, marg., “emerald.” The” “Hebrew word is from a root meaning “to glitter,” “lighten,” “flash. When held up to the sun, this gem shines like a burning” “coal, a dark-red glowing coal, and hence is called” “carbunculus, i.e., a little coal. It was one of the jewels in” the first row of the high priest’s breastplate. It has been conjectured by some that the garnet is meant. In Isa. 54:12 the “Hebrew word is ‘ekdah, used in the prophetic description of the” glory and beauty of the mansions above. Next to the diamond it is the hardest and most costly of all precious stones.
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