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
“(1.) Ten curtains, each twenty-eight cubits long and four wide,” “made of fine linen, also eleven made of goat’s hair, covered the” tabernacle (Ex. 26:1-13; 36:8-17). “(2.) The sacred curtain, separating the holy of holies from the “sanctuary, is designated by a different Hebrew word (peroketh).” “It is described as a “veil of blue, and purple, and scarlet, and” “fine twined linen of cunning work” (Ex. 26:31; Lev. 16:2; Num.” 18:7). “(3.) “Stretcheth out the heavens as a curtain” (Isa. 40:22), is an expression used with reference to the veil or awning which Orientals spread for a screen over their courts in summer. “According to the prophet, the heavens are spread over our heads” as such an awning. Similar expressions are found in Ps. 104:2l; comp. Isa. 44:24; Job 9:8.
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