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
“Righteous. (1.) A son of Ahitub, of the line of Eleazer (2 Sam.” “8:17; 1 Chr. 24:3), high priest in the time of David (2 Sam.” 20:25) and Solomon (1 Kings 4:4). He is first mentioned as “coming to take part with David at Hebron (1 Chr. 12:27, 28). He” was probably on this account made ruler over the Aaronites (27:17). Zadok and Abiathar acted as high priests on several “important occasions (1 Chr. 15:11; 2 Sam. 15:24-29, 35, 36); but” “when Adonijah endeavoured to secure the throne, Abiathar went” “with him, and therefore Solomon “thrust him out from being high” “priest,” and Zadok, remaining faithful to David, became high” “priest alone (1 Kings 2:27, 35; 1 Chr. 29:22). In him the line” “of Phinehas resumed the dignity, and held it till the fall of” Jerusalem. He was succeeded in his sacred office by his son Azariah (1 Kings 4:2; comp. 1 Chr. 6:3-9). “(2.) The father of Jerusha, who was wife of King Uzziah, and mother of King Jotham (2 Kings 15:33; 2 Chr. 27:1). “(3.) “The scribe” set over the treasuries of the temple by Nehemiah along with a priest and a Levite (Neh. 13:13). “(4.) The sons of Baana, one of those who assisted in rebuilding the wall of Jerusalem (Neh. 3:4).
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