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
The two heights of the Zophites or of the watchers (only in 1 “Sam. 1:1), “in the land of Zuph” (9:5). Ramathaim is another” name for Ramah (4). “One of the Levitical families descended from Kohath, that of “Zuph or Zophai (1 Chr. 6:26, 35), had a district assigned to” “them in Ephraim, which from this circumstance was called “the” “land of Zuph,” and hence the name of the town, “Zophim.” It was” the birth-place of Samuel and the seat of his authority (1 Sam. 2:11; 7:17). It is frequently mentioned in the history of that prophet and of David (15:34; 16:13; 19:18-23). Here Samuel died and was buried (25:1). “This town has been identified with the modern Neby Samwil (“the “prophet Samuel”), about 4 or 5 miles north-west of Jerusalem.” But there is no certainty as to its precise locality. Some have supposed that it may be identical with Arimathea of the New Testament. (See MIZPAH).
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