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
“Cush of double wickedness, or governor of two presidencies, the” king of Mesopotamia who oppressed Israel in the generation immediately following Joshua (Judg. 3:8). We learn from the Tell-el-Amarna tablets that Palestine had been invaded by the “forces of Aram-naharaim (A.V., “Mesopotamia”) more than once,” “long before the Exodus, and that at the time they were written” the king of Aram-naharaim was still intriguing in Canaan. It is mentioned among the countries which took part in the attack upon “Egypt in the reign of Rameses III. (of the Twentieth Dynasty),” but as its king is not one of the princes stated to have been “conquered by the Pharaoh, it would seem that he did not actually” enter Egypt. As the reign of Rameses III. corresponds with the “Israelitish occupation of Canaan, it is probable that the” Egyptian monuments refer to the oppression of the Israelites by Chushan-rishathaim. Canaan was still regarded as a province of “Egypt, so that, in attacking it Chushan-rishathaim would have” been considered to be attacking Egypt.
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