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I hope you have read what brother Rev. Doezema wrote in our column last time. Better re-read it or re-call it otherwise you won’t know what I am going to try to write about now.
During the last days of David’s residence in Philistia the Philistines make a new war again Israel, 28:1. Samuel is dead and was buried in Rama his own city as having been lamented by all Israel. The Philistines either advance along the sea coast and enter the valley of Jezreel from the west, or else they come right through Samaria, starting from Ephek. It is a general war of all the Philistine princes that is contemplated, and the purpose is to bring about a decisive battle in the plain with the Israelites.
We would conclude our short series of articles on the unconditional character of the promises of the Lord, in connection with the Lord’s covenant with His people, by calling attention to Hebrews 11. We could refer to other portions of the Scriptures such as the apostle’s epistle to the Romans. In this epistle the apostle Paul develops the truth of the righteousness of God and emphasizes that it is indeed the righteousness of God. In Rom.
For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death. Romans 8:2
These days I read one report and one advertisement. The report was incorporated in an editorial written by the Rev. Peter De Boer of Edgerton, Minn., in our church paper Concordia of August 19, 1948; and the advertisement is found on page 1023 in The Banner of August 27, 1948.