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
“A fishery, a town on the Mediterranean coast, about 25 miles” “north of Tyre. It received its name from the “first-born” of” “Canaan, the grandson of Noah (Gen. 10:15, 19). It was the first” “home of the Phoenicians on the coast of Palestine, and from its” “extensive commercial relations became a “great” city (Josh.” 11:8; 19:28). It was the mother city of Tyre. It lay within the “lot of the tribe of Asher, but was never subdued (Judg. 1:31).” The Zidonians long oppressed Israel (Judg. 10:12). From the time “of David its glory began to wane, and Tyre, its “virgin” “daughter” (Isa. 23:12), rose to its place of pre-eminence.” “Solomon entered into a matrimonial alliance with the Zidonians,” and thus their form of idolatrous worship found a place in the “land of Israel (1 Kings 11:1, 33). This city was famous for its” “manufactures and arts, as well as for its commerce (1 Kings 5:6;” 1 Chr. 22:4; Ezek. 27:8). It is frequently referred to by the “prophets (Isa. 23:2, 4, 12; Jer. 25:22; 27:3; 47:4; Ezek. 27:8;” “28:21, 22; 32:30; Joel 3:4). Our Lord visited the “coasts” of” “Tyre and Zidon = Sidon (q.v.), Matt. 15:21; Mark 7:24; Luke” 4:26; and from this region many came forth to hear him preaching “(Mark 3:8; Luke 6:17). From Sidon, at which the ship put in” “after leaving Caesarea, Paul finally sailed for Rome (Acts 27:3,” 4). “This city is now a town of 10,000 inhabitants, with remains of “walls built in the twelfth century A.D. In 1855, the sarcophagus” of Eshmanezer was discovered. From a Phoenician inscription on “its lid, it appears that he was a “king of the Sidonians,” “probably in the third century B.C., and that his mother was a” “priestess of Ashtoreth, “the goddess of the Sidonians.” In this” inscription Baal is mentioned as the chief god of the Sidonians.
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