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
“Jehovah-exalted. (1.) Son of Toi, king of Hamath, sent by his” father to congratulate David on the occasion of his victory over Hadadezer (2 Sam. 8:10). “(2.) A Levite of the family of Gershom (1 Chr. 26:25). (3.) A priest sent by Jehoshaphat to instructruct the people in Judah (2 Chr. 17:8). “(4.) The son of Ahab and Jezebel, and successor to his brother “Ahaziah on the throne of Israel. He reigned twelve years, B.C.” 896-884 (2 Kings 1:17; 3:1). His first work was to reduce to “subjection the Moabites, who had asserted their independence in” “the reign of his brother. Jehoshaphat, king of Judah, assisted” Jehoram in this effort. He was further helped by his ally the king of Edom. Elisha went forth with the confederated army (2 “Kings 3:1-19), and at the solicitation of Jehoshaphat encouraged” the army with the assurance from the Lord of a speedy victory. The Moabites under Mesha their king were utterly routed and their cities destroyed. At Kir-haraseth Mesha made a final stand. The Israelites refrained from pressing their victory “further, and returned to their own land.” “Elisha afterwards again befriended Jehoram when a war broke out “between the Syrians and Israel, and in a remarkable way brought” “that war to a bloodless close (2 Kings 6:23). But Jehoram,” “becoming confident in his own power, sank into idolatry, and” “brought upon himself and his land another Syrian invasion, which” led to great suffering and distress in Samaria (2 Kings 6:24-33). By a remarkable providential interposition the city “was saved from utter destruction, and the Syrians were put to” flight (2 Kings 7:6-15). “Jehoram was wounded in a battle with the Syrians at Ramah, and “obliged to return to Jezreel (2 Kings 8:29; 9:14, 15), and soon” “after the army proclaimed their leader Jehu king of Israel, and” revolted from their allegiance to Jehoram (2 Kings 9). Jehoram was pierced by an arrow from Jehu’s bow on the piece of ground “at Jezreel which Ahab had taken from Naboth, and there he died” (2 Kings 9:21-29). “(5.) The eldest son and successor of Jehoshaphat, king of Judah. “He reigned eight years (B.C. 892-885) alone as king of Judah,” having been previously for some years associated with his father “(2 Chr. 21:5, 20; 2 Kings 8:16). His wife was Athaliah, the” daughter of Ahab and Jezebel. His daughter Jehosheba was married “to the high priest Jehoiada. He sank into gross idolatry, and” brought upon himself and his kingdom the anger of Jehovah. The “Edomites revolted from under his yoke, and the Philistines and” “the Arabians and Cushites invaded the land, and carried away” “great spoil, along with Jehoram’s wives and all his children,” “except Ahaziah. He died a painful death from a fearful malady,” and was refused a place in the sepulchre of the kings (2 Kings 8:16-24; 2 Chr. 21).
Definition of Jehoram: “exaltation of the Lord”
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