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
“Two resting-places, a little village in the tribe of Issachar,” “to the north of Jezreel and south of Mount Gilboa (Josh. 19:18),” where the Philistines encamped when they came against Saul (1 “Sam. 28:4), and where Elisha was hospitably entertained by a” rich woman of the place. On the sudden death of this woman’s son “she hastened to Carmel, 20 miles distant across the plain, to” “tell Elisha, and to bring him with her to Shunem. There, in the” “prophet’s chamber, the dead child lay; and Elisha entering it,” shut the door and prayed earnestly: and the boy was restored to life (2 Kings 4:8-37). This woman afterwards retired during the famine to the low land of the Philistines; and on returning a “few years afterwards, found her house and fields in the” “possession of a stranger. She appealed to the king at Samaria,” and had them in a somewhat remarkable manner restored to her (comp. 2 Kings 8:1-6).
Definition of Shunem: “their change; their sleep”
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