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
“Bitterness, a fountain at the sixth station of the Israelites” “(Ex. 15:23, 24; Num. 33:8) whose waters were so bitter that they” could not drink them. On this account they murmured against “Moses, who, under divine direction, cast into the fountain “a” “certain tree” which took away its bitterness, so that the people” “drank of it. This was probably the `Ain Hawarah, where there are” “still several springs of water that are very “bitter,” distant” some 47 miles from `Ayun Mousa.
“(1 Cor. 16:22) consists of two Aramean words, Maran’athah,” “meaning, “our Lord comes,” or is “coming.” If the latter” “interpretation is adopted, the meaning of the phrase is, “Our” “Lord is coming, and he will judge those who have set him at” “nought.” (Comp. Phil. 4:5; James 5:8, 9.)”
Definition of Mara: “Marah, bitter; bitterness”
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