In II Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were enduring a cauldron of persecution and affliction. Instead of yielding to the intense suffering and retreating into a hardened, loveless protectionism,
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
“on the wall, which the Shunammite prepared for the prophet” “Elisha (2 Kings 4:10), was an upper chamber over the porch” “through the hall toward the street. This was the “guest chamber” where entertainments were prepared (Mark 14:14). There were also chambers within chambers (1 Kings 22:25; 2 Kings 9:2). To enter into a chamber is used metaphorically of prayer and “communion with God (Isa. 26:20). The “chambers of the south” (Job 9:9) are probably the constelations of the southern “hemisphere. The “chambers of imagery”, i.e., chambers painted” “with images, as used by Ezekiel (8:12), is an expression” denoting the vision the prophet had of the abominations practised by the Jews in Jerusalem.
“(Rom. 13:13), wantonness, impurity.”
A confidential servant of the king (Gen. 37:36; 39:1). In Rom. “16:23 mention is made of “Erastus the chamberlain.” Here the” “word denotes the treasurer of the city, or the quaestor, as the” Romans styled him. He is almost the only convert from the higher “ranks of whom mention is made (comp. Acts 17:34). Blastus,” “Herod’s “chamberlain” (Acts 12:20), was his personal attendant” “or valet-de-chambre. The Hebrew word saris, thus translated in” “Esther 1:10, 15; 2:3, 14, 21, etc., properly means an eunuch (as” “in the marg.), as it is rendered in Isa. 39:7; 56:3.”
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