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
A name employed in the New Testament with reference to Abraham “(Heb. 7:4), the sons of Jacob (Acts 7:8, 9), and to David” (2:29). This name is generally applied to the progenitors of “families or “heads of the fathers” (Josh. 14:1) mentioned in” “Scripture, and they are spoken of as antediluvian (from Adam to” Noah) and post-diluvian (from Noah to Jacob) patriachs. But the “expression “the patriarch,” by way of eminence, is applied to” “the twelve sons of Jacob, or to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.” “Patriachal longevity presents itself as one of the most striking of the facts concerning mankind which the early history of the Book of Genesis places before us…There is a large amount of consentient tradition to the effect that the life of “man was originally far more prolonged than it is at present,” “extending to at least several hundred years. The Babylonians,” “Egyptians, and Chinese exaggerated these hundreds into” “thousands. The Greeks and Romans, with more moderation, limited” human life within a thousand or eight hundred years. The Hindus still farther shortened the term. Their books taught that in the “first age of the world man was free from diseases, and lived” ordinarily four hundred years; in the second age the term of life was reduced from four hundred to three hundred; in the third it became two hundred; in the fourth and last it was “brought down to one hundred” (Rawlinson’s Historical” Illustrations).
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