In II Thessalonians, the Apostle Paul wrote to the believers in Thessalonica who were enduring a cauldron of persecution and affliction. Instead of yielding to the intense suffering and retreating into a hardened, loveless protectionism,
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
“City of jaars; i.e., of woods or forests, a Gibeonite town” “(Josh. 9:17) on the border of Benjamin, to which tribe it was” “assigned (18:15, 28). The ark was brought to this place (1 Sam.” “7:1, 2) from Beth-shemesh and put in charge of Abinadab, a” Levite. Here it remained till it was removed by David to “Jerusalem (2 Sam. 6:2, 3, 12; 1 Chr. 15:1-29; comp. Ps. 132). It” was also called Baalah (Josh. 15:9) and Kirjath-baal (60). It “has been usually identified with Kuriet el-`Enab (i.e., “city of” “grapes”), among the hills, about 8 miles north-east of `Ain” “Shems (i.e., Beth-shemesh). The opinion, however, that it is to” “be identified with `Erma, 4 miles east of `Ain Shems, on the” “edge of the valley of Sorek, seems to be better supported. (See” KIRJATH.) “The words of Ps. 132:6, “We found it in the fields of the wood,” “refer to the sojourn of the ark at Kirjath-jearim. “Wood” is” “here the rendering of the Hebrew word jaar, which is the” singular of jearim.
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