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
“(from the Fr. parler, “to speak”) denotes an “audience chamber,” but that is not the import of the Hebrew word so rendered. It “corresponds to what the Turks call a kiosk, as in Judg. 3:20” “(the “summer parlour”), or as in the margin of the Revised” “Version (“the upper chamber of cooling”), a small room built on” “the roof of the house, with open windows to catch the breeze,” and having a door communicating with the outside by which persons seeking an audience may be admitted. While Eglon was “resting in such a parlour, Ehud, under pretence of having a” “message from God to him, was admitted into his presence, and” “murderously plunged his dagger into his body (21, 22).” “The “inner parlours” in 1 Chr. 28:11 were the small rooms or chambers which Solomon built all round two sides and one end of “the temple (1 Kings 6:5), “side chambers;” or they may have” “been, as some think, the porch and the holy place.” “In 1 Sam. 9:22 the Revised Version reads “guest chamber,” a chamber at the high place specially used for sacrificial feasts.
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