In II Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were enduring a cauldron of persecution and affliction. Instead of yielding to the intense suffering and retreating into a hardened, loveless protectionism,
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
In Egypt herdsmen were probably of the lowest caste. Some of Joseph’s brethren were made rulers over Pharaoh’s cattle (Gen. “47:6, 17). The Israelites were known in Egypt as “keepers of” “cattle;” and when they left it they took their flocks and herds” “with them (Ex. 12:38). Both David and Saul came from “following” “the herd” to occupy the throne (1 Sam. 9; 11:5; Ps. 78:70).” David’s herd-masters were among his chief officers of state. The daughters also of wealthy chiefs were wont to tend the flocks of “the family (Gen. 29:9; Ex. 2:16). The “chief of the herdsmen” was in the time of the monarchy an officer of high rank (1 Sam. 21:7; comp. 1 Chr. 27:29). The herdsmen lived in tents (Isa. 38:12; Jer. 6:3); and there were folds for the cattle (Num. “32:16), and watch-towers for the herdsmen, that he might” therefrom observe any coming danger (Micah 4:8; Nah. 3:8).
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