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
“The graves of the longing or of lust, one of the stations of the” Israelites in the wilderness. It was probably in the Wady “Murrah, and has been identified with the Erweis el-Ebeirig,” “where the remains of an ancient encampment have been found,” “about 30 miles north-east of Sinai, and exactly a day’s journey” from `Ain Hudherah. “Here began the troubles of the journey. First, complaints broke “out among the people, probably at the heat, the toil, and the” privations of the march; and then God at once punished them by “lightning, which fell on the hinder part of the camp, and killed” “many persons, but ceased at the intercession of Moses (Num.” “11:1, 2). Then a disgust fell on the multitude at having nothing” “to eat but the manna day after day, no change, no flesh, no” “fish, no high-flavoured vegetables, no luscious fruits…The” “people loathed the `light food,’ and cried out to Moses, `Give” “us flesh, give us flesh, that we may eat.'” In this emergency” “Moses, in despair, cried unto God. An answer came. God sent “a” “prodigious flight of quails, on which the people satiated their” gluttonous appetite for a full month. Then punishment fell on them: they loathed the food which they had desired; it bred disease in them; the divine anger aggravated the disease into a “plague, and a heavy mortality was the consequence. The dead were” buried without the camp; and in memory of man’s sin and of the “divine wrath this name, Kibroth-hattaavah, the Graves of Lust,” “was given to the place of their sepulchre” (Num. 11:34, 35;” “33:16, 17; Deut. 9:22; comp. Ps. 78:30, 31)., Rawlinson’s Moses,” p. 175. From this encampment they journeyed in a north-eastern direction to Hazeroth.
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