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
“The Hebrew word so rendered is from a root meaning “to travel” “about,” “to migrate,” and hence “a traveller.” In the East, in” “ancient times, merchants travelled about with their merchandise” “from place to place (Gen. 37:25; Job 6:18), and carried on their” trade mainly by bartering (Gen. 37:28; 39:1). After the Hebrews became settled in Palestine they began to engage in commercial “pursuits, which gradually expanded (49:13; Deut. 33:18; Judg.” “5:17), till in the time of Solomon they are found in the chief” “marts of the world (1 Kings 9:26; 10:11, 26, 28; 22:48; 2 Chr.” “1:16; 9:10, 21). After Solomon’s time their trade with foreign” nations began to decline. After the Exile it again expanded into “wider foreign relations, because now the Jews were scattered in” many lands.
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