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
“A pouring out, or a wrestling, one of the streams on the east of” “Jordan, into which it falls about midway between the Sea of” “Galilee and the Dead Sea, or about 45 miles below the Sea of” Galilee. It rises on the eastern side of the mountains of “Gilead, and runs a course of about 65 miles in a wild and deep” ravine. It was the boundary between the territory of the “Ammonites and that of Og, king of Bashan (Josh. 12:1-5; Num.” 21:24); also between the tribe of Reuben and the half tribe of Manasseh (21:24; Deut. 3:16). In its course westward across the “plains it passes more than once underground. “The scenery along” its banks is probably the most picturesque in Palestine; and the ruins of town and village and fortress which stud the surrounding mountain-side render the country as interesting as “it is beautiful.” This river is now called the Zerka, or blue” river.
Definition of Jabbok: “evacuation; dissipation; wrestling”
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