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
“Or Kittim, a plural form (Gen. 10:4), the name of a branch of” “the descendants of Javan, the “son” of Japheth. Balaam foretold” “(Num. 24:24) “that ships shall come from the coast of Chittim,” “and afflict Eber.” Daniel prophesied (11:30) that the ships of” Chittim would come against the king of the north. It probably “denotes Cyprus, whose ancient capital was called Kition by the” Greeks. “The references elsewhere made to Chittim (Isa. 23:1, 12; Jer. 2:10; Ezek. 27:6) are to be explained on the ground that while “the name originally designated the Phoenicians only, it came” latterly to be used of all the islands and various settlements “on the sea-coasts which they had occupied, and then of the” people who succeeded them when the Phoenician power decayed. Hence it designates generally the islands and coasts of the Mediterranean and the races that inhabit them.
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