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
“(Heb. `ezob; LXX. hyssopos), first mentioned in Ex. 12:22 in” connection with the institution of the Passover. We find it “afterwards mentioned in Lev. 14:4, 6, 52; Num. 19:6, 18; Heb.” “9:19. It is spoken of as a plant “springing out of the wall” (1″ Kings 4:33). Many conjectures have been formed as to what this plant really was. Some contend that it was a species of marjoram “(origanum), six species of which are found in Palestine. Others” “with more probability think that it was the caper plant, the” “Capparis spinosa of Linnaeus. This plant grew in Egypt, in the” “desert of Sinai, and in Palestine. It was capable of producing a” stem three or four feet in length (Matt. 27:48; Mark 15:36. Comp. John 19:29).
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