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
“(Heb. ‘aron, generally rendered “ark”), the coffer into which” the contributions for the repair of the temple were put (2 Kings “12:9, 10; 2 Chr. 24:8, 10, 11). In Gen. 50:26 it is rendered” “coffin. In Ezek. 27:24 a different Hebrew word, genazim” “(plur.), is used. It there means “treasure-chests.”
“(Heb. ‘armon; i.e., “naked”), mentioned in connection with” Jacob’s artifice regarding the cattle (Gen. 30:37). It is one of “the trees of which, because of its strength and beauty, the” “Assyrian empire is likened (Ezek. 31:8; R.V., “plane trees”). It” is probably the Oriental plane tree (Platanus orientalis) that is intended. It is a characteristic of this tree that it “annually sheds its outer bark, becomes “naked.” The chestnut” tree proper is not a native of Palestine.
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