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
I went to church service recently in which a powerful and emotional solo called “I Feel Like Moving On” was sung. The more I listened, however, the more disturbed I became by the emphasis on
“Pleasantness, one of the three sons of Caleb, the son of Jephunneh (1 Chr. 4:15).
The beautiful. (1.) The daughter of Lamech and Zillah (Gen. 4: 22). “(2.) The daughter of the king of Ammon, one of the wives of “Solomon, the only one who appears to have borne him a son, viz.,” “Rehoboam (1 Kings 14:21, 31).” “(3.) A city in the plain of Judah (Josh. 15:41), supposed by “some to be identified with Na’aneh, some 5 miles south-east of” Makkedah.
“Pleasantness, a Syrian, the commander of the armies of Benhadad” “II. in the time of Joram, king of Israel. He was afflicted with” leprosy; and when the little Hebrew slave-girl that waited on his wife told her of a prophet in Samaria who could cure her “master, he obtained a letter from Benhadad and proceeded with it” to Joram. The king of Israel suspected in this some evil design “against him, and rent his clothes. Elisha the prophet hearing of” “this, sent for Naaman, and the strange interview which took” place is recorded in 2 Kings 5. The narrative contains all that is known of the Syrian commander. He was cured of his leprosy by “dipping himself seven times in the Jordan, according to the word” of Elisha. His cure is alluded to by our Lord (Luke 4:27).
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