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
Frequently mentioned both in the Old and New Testaments. Dogs were used by the Hebrews as a watch for their houses (Isa. “56:10), and for guarding their flocks (Job 30:1). There were” also then as now troops of semi-wild dogs that wandered about devouring dead bodies and the offal of the streets (1 Kings “14:11; 16:4; 21:19, 23; 22:38; Ps. 59:6, 14).” “As the dog was an unclean animal, the terms “dog,” “dog’s head,” “dead dog, were used as terms of reproach or of humiliation (1” Sam. 24:14; 2 Sam. 3:8; 9:8; 16:9). Paul calls false apostles dogs (Phil. 3:2). Those who are shut out of the kingdom of heaven are also so designated (Rev. 22:15). Persecutors are “called “dogs” (Ps. 22:16). Hazael’s words, “Thy servant which is” “but a dog” (2 Kings 8:13), are spoken in mock” humility=impossible that one so contemptible as he should attain to such power.
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