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. 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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