Making and Breaking Treaties
Nicanor was sent again to fight Judas (8:9). Instead of fighting, he made a peace treaty and became a good friend of Judas. But this didn't last long. Soon Nicanor was hunting down Judas, blaspheming the Temple, and murdering the faithful Jewish elders. "Cursed is the man who trusts in human beings, who seeks his strength in flesh" (Jer 17:5). "Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose hope is the Lord" (Jer 17:7).
Prayer: Father, may I make a peace treaty with You by repenting of sin and surrendering my life to You.
Promise: "Therefore, O Holy One, Lord of all holiness, preserve forever undefiled this house, which has been so recently purified." —14:36
World Hepatitis Day was proclaimed by the World Health Organization. It is celebrated annually on July 28th.
- Hepatitis A is usually transmitted by consuming contaminated food or water or coming into contact with an infected person's feces.
- Hepatitis B is a sexually transmitted disease. It is transmitted through exposure to infected blood or body fluids.
- Hepatitis B is spread via blood of an infected person.
- Hepatitis can also be caused by alcohol and other toxins and infections.