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
Mouth of brass, or from old Egypt, the negro. (1.) Son of” “Eleazar, the high priest (Ex. 6:25). While yet a youth he” distinguished himself at Shittim by his zeal against the immorality into which the Moabites had tempted the people (Num. “25:1-9), and thus “stayed the plague” that had broken out among” “the people, and by which twenty-four thousand of them perished.” For his faithfulness on that occasion he received the divine approbation (10-13). He afterwards commanded the army that went out against the Midianites (31:6-8). When representatives of the people were sent to expostulate with the two and a half tribes “who, just after crossing Jordan, built an altar and departed” “without giving any explanation, Phinehas was their leader, and” addressed them in the words recorded in Josh. 22:16-20. Their explanation follows. This great altar was intended to be all ages only a witness that they still formed a part of Israel. Phinehas was afterwards the chief adviser in the war with the “Benjamites. He is commemorated in Ps. 106:30, 31. (See ED.)” “(2.) One of the sons of Eli, the high priest (1 Sam. 1:3; 2:12). “He and his brother Hophni were guilty of great crimes, for which” destruction came on the house of Eli (31). He died in battle “with the Philistines (1 Sam. 4:4, 11); and his wife, on hearing” “of his death, gave birth to a son, whom she called “Ichabod,” and then she died (19-22).
Definition of Phinehas: “bold aspect; face of trust or protection”
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