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 his father. (1.) One of the three sons of Zeruiah,” “David’s sister, and “captain of the host” during the whole of” David’s reign (2 Sam. 2:13; 10:7; 11:1; 1 Kings 11:15). His “father’s name is nowhere mentioned, although his sepulchre at” Bethlehem is mentioned (2 Sam. 2:32). His two brothers were “Abishai and Asahel, the swift of foot, who was killed by Abner” “(2 Sam. 2:13-32), whom Joab afterwards treacherously murdered” (3:22-27). He afterwards led the assault at the storming of the “fortress on Mount Zion, and for this service was raised to the” “rank of “prince of the king’s army” (2 Sam. 5:6-10; 1 Chr.” “27:34). His chief military achievements were, (1) against the” allied forces of Syria and Ammon; (2) against Edom (1 Kings “11:15, 16); and (3) against the Ammonites (2 Sam. 10:7-19; 11:1,” 11). His character is deeply stained by the part he willingly took in the murder of Uriah (11:14-25). He acted apparently from a sense of duty in putting Absalom to death (18:1-14). David was “unmindful of the many services Joab had rendered to him, and” “afterwards gave the command of the army to Amasa, Joab’s cousin” (2 Sam. 20:1-13; 19:13). When David was dying Joab espoused the cause of Adonijah in preference to that of Solomon. He was “afterwards slain by Benaiah, by the command of Solomon, in” “accordance with his father’s injunction (2 Sam. 3:29; 20:5-13),” at the altar to which he had fled for refuge. Thus this hoary conspirator died without one to lift up a voice in his favour. “He was buried in his own property in the “wilderness,” probably” “in the north-east of Jerusalem (1 Kings 2:5, 28-34). Benaiah” succeeded him as commander-in-chief of the army. “(2.) 1 Chr. 4:14. “(3.) Ezra 2:6.
Definition of Joab: “paternity; voluntary”
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