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
“(1.) Heb. sis (Isa. 38:14; Jer. 8:7), the Arabic for the swift,” “which “is a regular migrant, returning in myriads every spring,” and so suddenly that while one day not a swift can be seen in “the country, on the next they have overspread the whole land,” “and fill the air with their shrill cry.” The swift (cypselus) is” “ordinarily classed with the swallow, which it resembles in its” “flight, habits, and migration.” “(2.) Heb. deror, i.e., “the bird of freedom” (Ps. 84:3; Prov. “26:2), properly rendered swallow, distinguished for its” “swiftness of flight, its love of freedom, and the impossibility” of retaining it in captivity. In Isa. 38:14 and Jer. 8:7 the “word thus rendered (`augr) properly means “crane” (as in the” R.V.).
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