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
“(Heb. kabhed, “heavy;” hence the liver, as being the heaviest of” “the viscera, Ex. 29:13, 22; Lev. 3:4, 1, 10, 15) was burnt upon” “the altar, and not used as sacrificial food. In Ezek. 21:21” “there is allusion, in the statement that the king of Babylon” “looked upon the liver, to one of the most ancient of all modes” of divination. The first recorded instance of divination (q.v.) is that of the teraphim of Laban. By the teraphim the LXX. and “Josephus understood “the liver of goats.” By the “caul above the” “liver,” in Lev. 4:9; 7:4, etc., some understand the great lobe” of the liver itself.
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