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As we suggested last time, the servants in the king’s gate of Ahasuerus’ palace were some kind of court to settle relatively minor matters. In Ruth 4:1 we read of Boaz going to the gate of the city and sitting down there in order to legalize the transaction of transferring the right of the nearest of kin to him, for buying the land of Elimelech, and for marrying Ruth. We now deal with another nation and with an incident in an entirely different age.
As I begin to write this, Synod has not yet completed its work. However, the usual deadline for the July issue of the Standard Bearer will be past before I return home, D.V.; and in order that this issue may reach you on time, I must begin my report while I am still sojourning in northwest Iowa at the home of old Doon friends, Mr. and Mrs. Ed Van Egdom.
“Being justified freely by His grace through the redemption that is in Christ Jesus.” Romans 3:24