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
“(Heb. goral, a “pebble”), a small stone used in casting lots” (Num. 33:54; Jonah 1:7). The lot was always resorted to by the “Hebrews with strictest reference to the interposition of God,” “and as a method of ascertaining the divine will (Prov. 16:33),” and in serious cases of doubt (Esther 3:7). Thus the lot was used at the division of the land of Canaan among the serveral “tribes (Num. 26:55; 34:13), at the detection of Achan (Josh.” “7:14, 18), the election of Saul to be king (1 Sam. 10:20, 21),” the distribution of the priestly offices of the temple service “(1 Chr. 24:3, 5, 19; Luke 1:9), and over the two goats at the” “feast of Atonement (Lev. 16:8). Matthias, who was “numbered with” “the eleven” (Acts 1:24-26), was chosen by lot.” “This word also denotes a portion or an inheritance (Josh. 15:1; “Ps. 125:3; Isa. 17:4), and a destiny, as assigned by God (Ps.” 16:5; Dan. 12:13). “Lot, (Heb. lot), a covering; veil, the son of Haran, and nephew “of Abraham (Gen. 11:27). On the death of his father, he was left” “in charge of his grandfather Terah (31), after whose death he” “accompanied his uncle Abraham into Canaan (12:5), thence into” “Egypt (10), and back again to Canaan (13:1). After this he” separated from him and settled in Sodom (13:5-13). There his “righteous soul was “vexed” from day to day (2 Pet. 2:7), and he” had great cause to regret this act. Not many years after the “separation he was taken captive by Chedorlaomer, and was rescued” “by Abraham (Gen. 14). At length, when the judgment of God” “descended on the guilty cities of the plain (Gen. 19:1-20), Lot” was miraculously delivered. When fleeing from the doomed city “his wife “looked back from behind him, and became a pillar of” “salt.” There is to this day a peculiar crag at the south end of” “the Dead Sea, near Kumran, which the Arabs call Bint Sheik Lot,” “i.e., Lot’s wife. It is “a tall, isolated needle of rock, which” really does bear a curious resemblance to an Arab woman with a “child upon her shoulder.” From the words of warning in Luke” “17:32, “Remember Lot’s wife,” it would seem as if she had gone” “back, or tarried so long behind in the desire to save some of” “her goods, that she became involved in the destruction which” “fell on the city, and became a stiffened corpse, fixed for a” “time in the saline incrustations. She became “a pillar of salt”,” “i.e., as some think, of asphalt. (See SALT.)” “Lot and his daughters sought refuge first in Zoar, and then, “fearing to remain there longer, retired to a cave in the” neighbouring mountains (Gen. 19:30). Lot has recently been connected with the people called on the Egyptian monuments “Rotanu or Lotanu, who is supposed to have been the hero of the” Edomite tribe Lotan.
“Coverer, one of the sons of Seir, the Horite (Gen. 36:20, 29).”
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