Barnabas, “son of consolation” (Acts 4:36)., a person Luke described as “a good man” (11:24), was chosen and sent by the Jerusalem church to investigate the mixed congregation of Jews and Gentiles in Syrian Antioch.
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
Compassion for the miserable. Its object is misery. By the atoning sacrifice of Christ a way is open for the exercise of “mercy towards the sons of men, in harmony with the demands of” “truth and righteousness (Gen. 19:19; Ex. 20:6; 34:6, 7; Ps.” “85:10; 86:15, 16). In Christ mercy and truth meet together.” Mercy is also a Christian grace (Matt. 5:7; 18:33-35).
“(Heb. kapporeth, a “covering;” LXX. and N.T., hilasterion;” “Vulg., propitiatorium), the covering or lid of the ark of the” “covenant (q.v.). It was of acacia wood, overlaid with gold, or” “perhaps rather a plate of solid gold, 2 1/2 cubits long and 1” 1/2 broad (Ex. 25:17; 30:6; 31:7). It is compared to the throne of grace (Heb. 9:5; Eph. 2:6). The holy of holies is called the place of the mercy-seat (1 Chr. 28:11: Lev. 16:2). “It has been conjectured that the censer (thumiaterion, meaning anything having regard to or employed in the burning of “incense”) mentioned in Heb. 9:4 was the “mercy-seat,” at which” the incense was burned by the high priest on the great day of “atonement, and upon or toward which the blood of the goat was” sprinkled (Lev. 16:11-16; comp. Num. 7:89 and Ex. 25:22).
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