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
“Great. (1.) A famous giant of Gath, who for forty days openly” “defied the armies of Israel, but was at length slain by David” with a stone from a sling (1 Sam. 17:4). He was probably descended from the Rephaim who found refuge among the Philistines after they were dispersed by the Ammonites (Deut. “2:20, 21). His height was “six cubits and a span,” which, taking” “the cubit at 21 inches, is equal to 10 1/2 feet. David cut off” “his head (1 Sam. 17:51) and brought it to Jerusalem, while he” hung the armour which he took from him in his tent. His sword was preserved at Nob as a religious trophy (21:9). David’s victory over Goliath was the turning point in his life. He came into public notice now as the deliverer of Israel and the chief “among Saul’s men of war (18:5), and the devoted friend of” Jonathan. “(2.) In 2 Sam. 21:19 there is another giant of the same name “mentioned as slain by Elhanan. The staff of his apear “was like” “a weaver’s beam.” The Authorized Version interpolates the words” “the brother of from 1 Chr. 20:5, where this giant is called” Lahmi.
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