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
“(an old name for the lime-tree, the tilia), Isa. 6:13, the” “terebinth, or turpentine-tree, the Pistacia terebinthus of” botanists. The Hebrew word here used (elah) is rendered oak “(q.v.) in Gen. 35:4; Judg. 6:11, 19; Isa. 1:29, etc. In Isa.” “61:3 it is rendered in the plural “trees;” Hos. 4:13, “elm” “(R.V., “terebinth”). Hos. 4:13, “elm” (R.V., “terebinth”). In 1″ “Sam. 17:2, 19 it is taken as a proper name, “Elah” (R.V. marg.,” terebinth). “The terebinth of Mamre, or its lineal successor, remained from the days of Abraham till the fourth century of the Christian “era, and on its site Constantine erected a Christian church, the” “ruins of which still remain.” “This tree “is seldom seen in clumps or groves, never in forests, but stands isolated and weird-like in some bare ravine or on a “hill-side where nothing else towers above the low brushwood” (Tristram).
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