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
“(Isa. 41:19; Neh. 8:15; Zech. 1:8), Hebrew hadas, known in the” “East by the name as, the Myrtus communis of the botanist.” “Although no myrtles are now found on the mount (of Olives),” “excepting in the gardens, yet they still exist in many of the” “glens about Jerusalem, where we have often seen its dark shining” leaves and white flowers. There are many near Bethlehem and “about Hebron, especially near Dewir Dan, the ancient Debir. It” “also sheds its fragrance on the sides of Carmel and of Tabor,” and fringes the clefts of the Leontes in its course through “Galilee. We meet with it all through Central Palestine” (Tristram).
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