Jesus once asked his disciples, “Whom do men say that I the Son of man am” (Matt 16:13)? Who was Jesus anyway? Most people of His day viewed Him as some sort of prophet (John
Most of us live hurried lives. We are hard pressed at work, at home, and at church to accomplish more than a twenty-four hour day seems to allow. The demands are overwhelming. In fact, full
I went to church service recently in which a powerful and emotional solo called “I Feel Like Moving On” was sung. The more I listened, however, the more disturbed I became by the emphasis on
Jehovah is perfect. (1.) The youngest of Gideon’s seventy sons. He escaped when the rest were put to death by the order of “Abimelech (Judg. 9:5). When “the citizens of Shechem and the” “whole house of Millo” were gathered together “by the plain of” “the pillar” (i.e., the stone set up by Joshua, 24:26; comp. Gen.” “35:4) “that was in Shechem, to make Abimelech king,” from one of” the heights of Mount Gerizim he protested against their doing so “in the earliest parable, that of the bramble-king. His words” then spoken were prophetic. There came a recoil in the feelings “of the people toward Abimelech, and then a terrible revenge, in” which many were slain and the city of Shechem was destroyed by “Abimelech (Judg. 9:45). Having delivered his warning, Jotham” fled to Beer from the vengeance of Abimelech (9:7-21). “(2.) The son and successor of Uzziah on the throne of Judah. As during his last years Uzziah was excluded from public life on “account of his leprosy, his son, then twenty-five years of age,” administered for seven years the affairs of the kingdom in his “father’s stead (2 Chr. 26:21, 23; 27:1). After his father’s” “death he became sole monarch, and reigned for sixteen years” “(B.C. 759-743). He ruled in the fear of God, and his reign was” “prosperous. He was contemporary with the prophets Isaiah, Hosea,” “and Micah, by whose ministrations he profited. He was buried in” “the sepulchre of the kings, greatly lamented by the people (2” Kings 15:38; 2 Chr. 27:7-9).
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