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
(1.) That part of the candle-sticks of the tabernacle and the temple which bore the light (Ex. 25:37; 1 Kings 7:49; 2 Chr. 4:20; 13:11; Zech. 4:2). Their form is not described. Olive oil was generally burned in them (Ex. 27:20). “(2.) A torch carried by the soliders of Gideon (Judg. 7:16, 20). “(R.V., “torches.”)” “(3.) Domestic lamps (A.V., “candles”) were in common use among “the Hebrews (Matt. 5:15; Mark 4:21, etc.).” “(4.) Lamps or torches were used in connection with marriage ceremonies (Matt. 25:1). “This word is also frequently metaphorically used to denote life, “welfare, guidance, etc. (2 Sam. 21:17; Ps. 119:105; Prov. 6:23;” 13:9).
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