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
Storms of sand and dust sometimes overtake Eastern travellers. “They are very dreadful, many perishing under them. Jehovah” “threatens to bring on the land of Israel, as a punishment for” “forsaking him, a rain of “powder and dust” (Deut. 28:24).” “To cast dust on the head was a sign of mourning (Josh. 7:6); and “to sit in dust, of extreme affliction (Isa. 47:1). “Dust” is” “used to denote the grave (Job 7:21). “To shake off the dust from” “one’s feet” against another is to renounce all future” “intercourse with him (Matt. 10:14; Acts 13:51). To “lick the” “dust” is a sign of abject submission (Ps. 72:9); and to throw” dust at one is a sign of abhorrence (2 Sam. 16:13; comp. Acts 22:23).
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