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
“(Gr. phulakteria; i.e., “defences” or “protections”), called by” “modern Jews tephillin (i.e., “prayers”) are mentioned only in” Matt. 23:5. They consisted of strips of parchment on which were inscribed these four texts: (1.) Ex. 13:1-10; (2.) 11-16; (3.) “Deut. 6:4-9; (4.) 11:18-21, and which were enclosed in a square” “leather case, on one side of which was inscribed the Hebrew” “letter shin, to which the rabbis attached some significance.” This case was fastened by certain straps to the forehead just “between the eyes. The “making broad the phylacteries” refers to” the enlarging of the case so as to make it conspicuous. (See FRONTLETS.) “Another form of the phylactery consisted of two rolls of “parchment, on which the same texts were written, enclosed in a” case of black calfskin. This was worn on the left arm near the “elbow, to which it was bound by a thong. It was called the” Tephillah on the arm.
Definition of Phylacteries: “things to be especially observed”
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