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 is he. (1.) The son of Obed, and father of Azariah (1” Chr. 2:38). “(2.) One of the Benjamite slingers that joined David at Ziklag (1 Chr. 12:3). “(3.) The son of Hanani, a prophet of Judah (1 Kings 16:1, 7; 2 “Chr. 19:2; 20:34), who pronounced the sentence of God against” “Baasha, the king of Israel.” “(4.) King of Israel, the son of Jehoshaphat (2 Kings 9:2), and grandson of Nimshi. The story of his exaltation to the throne is deeply interesting. During the progress of a war against the “Syrians, who were becoming more and more troublesome to Israel,” “in a battle at Ramoth-gilead Jehoram, the king of Israel, had” “been wounded; and leaving his army there, had returned to” “Jezreel, whither his ally, Ahaziah, king of Judah, had also gone” “on a visit of sympathy with him (2 Kings 8:28, 29). The” “commanders, being left in charge of the conduct of the war, met” “in council; and while engaged in their deliberations, a” “messenger from Elisha appeared in the camp, and taking Jehu from” “the council, led him into a secret chamber, and there anointed” “him king over Israel, and immediately retired and disappeared (2” “Kings 9:5, 6). On being interrogated by his companions as to the” “object of this mysterious visitor, he informed them of what had” “been done, when immediately, with the utmost enthusiasm, they” blew their trumpets and proclaimed him king (2 Kings 9:11-14). “He then with a chosen band set forth with all speed to Jezreel,” “where, with his own hand, he slew Jehoram, shooting him through” “the heart with an arrow (9:24). The king of Judah, when trying” “to escape, was fatally wounded by one of Jehu’s soldiers at” “Beth-gan. On entering the city, Jehu commanded the eunchs of the” “royal palace to cast down Jezebel into the street, where her” mangled body was trodden under foot by the horses. Jehu was now “master of Jezreel, whence he communicated with the persons in” “authority in Samaria the capital, commanding them to appear” before him on the morrow with the heads of all the royal princes of Samaria. Accordingly on the morrow seventy heads were piled “up in two heaps at his gate. At “the shearing-house” (2 Kings” 10:12-14) other forty-two connected with the house of Ahab were “put to death (2 Kings 10:14). As Jehu rode on toward Samaria, he” “met Jehonadab (q.v.), whom he took into his chariot, and they” entered the capital together. By a cunning stratagem he cut off “all the worshippers of Baal found in Samaria (2 Kings 10:19-25),” and destroyed the temple of the idol (2 Kings 10:27). “Notwithstanding all this apparent zeal for the worship of “Jehovah, Jehu yet tolerated the worship of the golden calves at” “Dan and Bethel. For this the divine displeasure rested upon him,” and his kingdom suffered disaster in war with the Syrians (2 Kings 10:29-33). He died after a reign of twenty-eight years “(B.C. 884-856), and was buried in Samaria (10:34-36). “He was” “one of those decisive, terrible, and ambitious, yet prudent,” “calculating, and passionless men whom God from time to time” raises up to change the fate of empires and execute his “judgments on the earth.” He was the first Jewish king who came” in contact with the Assyrian power in the time of Shalmaneser II.
“Able, the son of Shelemiah. He is also called Jucal (Jer. 38:1).” He was one of the two persons whom Zedekiah sent to request the prophet Jeremiah to pray for the kingdom (Jer. 37:3) during the time of its final siege by Nebuchadnezzar. He was accompanied by Zephaniah (q.v.).
Definition of Jehu: “himself who exists”
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