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
“Or Chaldeans, the inhabitants of the country of which Babylon” was the capital. They were so called till the time of the “Captivity (2 Kings 25; Isa. 13:19; 23:13), when, particularly in” “the Book of Daniel (5:30; 9:1), the name began to be used with” special reference to a class of learned men ranked with the magicians and astronomers. These men cultivated the ancient “Cushite language of the original inhabitants of the land, for” “they had a “learning” and a “tongue” (1:4) of their own. The” common language of the country at that time had become “assimilated to the Semitic dialect, especially through the” “influence of the Assyrians, and was the language that was used” “for all civil purposes. The Chaldeans were the learned class,” “interesting themselves in science and religion, which consisted,” “like that of the ancient Arabians and Syrians, in the worship of” the heavenly bodies. There are representations of this priestly “class, of magi and diviners, on the walls of the Assyrian” palaces.
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