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
“(Gr. heduosmon, i.e., “having a sweet smell”), one of the garden” herbs of which the Pharisees paid tithes (Matt. 23:23; Luke 11:42). It belongs to the labiate family of plants. The species “most common in Syria is the Mentha sylvestris, the wild mint,” which grows much larger than the garden mint (M. sativa). It was “much used in domestic economy as a condiment, and also as a” medicine. The paying of tithes of mint was in accordance with “the Mosiac law (Deut. 14:22), but the error of the Pharisees lay” in their being more careful about this little matter of the mint than about weightier matters.
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