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
“Retribution. (1.) The son of Jabesh, otherwise unknown. He” “conspired against Zachariah, and smote him before the people,” “and slew him, and reigned in his stead” (2 Kings 15:10). He” “reigned only “a month of days in Samaria” (15:13, marg.).” Menahem rose up against Shallum and put him to death (2 Kings “15:14, 15, 17), and became king in his stead.” “(2.) Keeper of the temple vestments in the reign of Josiah (2 Kings 22:14). “(3.) One of the posterity of Judah (1 Chr. 2:40, 41). “(4.) A descendant of Simeon (1 Chr. 4:25). (5.) One of the line of the high priests (1 Chr. 6:13). (6.) 1 Chr. 7:13. (7.) A keeper of the gate in the reign of David (1 Chr. 9:17). “(8.) A Levite porter (1 Chr. 9:19, 31; Jer. 35:4). “(9.) An Ephraimite chief (2 Chr. 28:12). (10.) The uncle of the prophet Jeremiah (Jer. 32:7). “(11.) A son of king Josiah (1 Chr. 3:15; Jer. 22:11), who was “elected to succeed his father on the throne, although he was two” years younger than his brother Eliakim. He assumed the crown under the name of Jehoahaz (q.v.). He did not imitate the “example of his father (2 Kings 23:32), but was “a young lion,” “and it learned to catch the prey; it devoured men” (Ezek. 19:3).” “His policy was anti-Egyptian therefore. Necho, at that time at” “Riblah, sent an army against Jerusalem, which at once yielded,” “and Jehoahaz was carried captive to the Egyptian camp, Eliakim” being appointed king in his stead. He remained a captive in “Egypt till his death, and was the first king of Judah that died” in exile.
Definition of Shallum: “perfect; agreeable”
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