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
This word has considerable latitude of meaning in Scripture. Thus Joseph is called a child at the time when he was probably about sixteen years of age (Gen. 37:3); and Benjamin is so called when he was above thirty years (44:20). Solomon called himself a little child when he came to the kingdom (1 Kings 3:7). “The descendants of a man, however remote, are called his “children; as, “the children of Edom,” “the children of Moab,” the children of Israel. “In the earliest times mothers did not wean their children till they were from thirty months to three years old; and the day on which they were weaned was kept as a festival day (Gen. 21:8; “Ex. 2:7, 9; 1 Sam. 1:22-24; Matt. 21:16). At the age of five,” children began to learn the arts and duties of life under the care of their fathers (Deut. 6:20-25; 11:19). “To have a numerous family was regarded as a mark of divine favour (Gen. 11:30; 30:1; 1 Sam. 2:5; 2 Sam. 6:23; Ps. 127:3; 128:3). “Figuratively the name is used for those who are ignorant or “narrow-minded (Matt. 11:16; Luke 7:32; 1 Cor. 13:11). “When I” “was a child, I spake as a child.” “Brethren, be not children in” “understanding” (1 Cor. 14:20). “That we henceforth be no more” “children, tossed to and fro” (Eph. 4:14).” “Children are also spoken of as representing simplicity and humility (Matt. 19:13-15; Mark 10:13-16; Luke 18:15-17). “Believers are “children of light” (Luke 16:8; 1 Thess. 5:5) and” children of obedience (1 Pet. 1:14).
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