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
“Stony. (1.) A mountain 3,076 feet above the level of the sea,” “and 1,200 feet above the level of the valley, on the north side” of which stood the city of Shechem (q.v.). On this mountain six “of the tribes (Deut. 27:12, 13) were appointed to take their” stand and respond according to a prescribed form to the “imprecations uttered in the valley, where the law was read by” “the Levites (11:29; 29:4, 13). This mountain was also the site” of the first great altar erected to Jehovah (Deut. 27:5-8; Josh. 8:30-35). After this the name of Ebal does not again occur in Jewish history. (See GERIZIM.) “(2.) A descendant of Eber (1 Chr. 1:22), called also Obal (Gen. 10:28). “(3.) A descendant of Seir the Horite (Gen. 36:23).
Definition of Ebal: “ancient heaps”
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