For such an high priest became us, who is holy, harmless, undefiled, separate from sinners, and made higher than the heavens. Hebrews 7:26. By divine direction the tribe of Levi was set apart for the service of the sanctuary. In
For a just man falleth seven times, and riseth up again: but the wicked shall fall into mischief. Proverbs 24:16. The pen of inspiration, true to its task, tells us of the sins that overcame Noah, Lot, Moses, Abraham, David,
Princes shall come out of Egypt; Ethiopia shall soon stretch out her hands unto God. Psalm 68:31. Throughout his ministry Isaiah bore a plain testimony concerning God’s purpose for the heathen. Other prophets had made mention of the divine plan,
The iniquity of Eli’s house shall not be purged with sacrifice nor offering for ever. 1 Samuel 3:14. Eli did not manage his household according to God’s rules for family government. He followed his own judgment…. Many are now making
And he brought forth his people with joy, and his chosen with gladness. Psalm 105:43. With sandaled feet, and staff in hand, the people of Israel had stood, hushed, awed, yet expectant, awaiting the royal mandate that should bid them
And Jacob served seven years for Rachel; and they seemed unto him but a few days, for the love he had to her. Genesis 29:20. How different his [Jacob’s] arrival from that of Abraham’s messenger nearly a hundred years before!
Thus Esau despised his birthright. Genesis 25:34. Esau had no love for devotion, no inclination to a religious life. The requirements that accompanied the spiritual birthright were an unwelcome and even hateful restraint to him. The law of God, which