Tag: abuse

  • Biblical Principle #258: Israel’s Guidelines for Prosecuting Slave Abuse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for when to prosecute slave abuse. Explanations Under the Law of Moses, GOD permitted Israelites to own slaves under certain conditions. However, GOD also gave guardrails for when to prosecute the assault of slaves as having gone too far:

  • Biblical Principle #256: Israel’s Punishment for Parental Assault

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who hit their father of mother was put to death. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave strict instructions about Israelites honoring their father and mother. If an Israelite hit their father or mother, they were to be put to death: 15 He…

  • Biblical Principle #246: Limit to Israelite Beatings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israelites could receive no more than forty lashes in a beating for a crime. Explanation GOD set a “reasonable” max threshold of forty lashes to any beating that an Israelite could suffer for a crime: 1 “Now if there should be a dispute between men, and…

  • Christian Standards aren’t Defined By Culture

    Too often, “Christians” today like the idea of being Jesus’ disciple, yet we want to live just like everyone else around us. Thing is, this problem isn’t new. If you’ve never heard, then I have news for you: GOD doesn’t play that game! Never has. GOD’s not fooled by a person’s professing to be a Christian—which…

  • March 25 – Civil War in Israel

    Reading Judg. 19:1-21:25 Devotional There was a certain Levite who had a concubine (a woman that is like a wife, but with lesser status in the home) who was unfaithful to him, leaving him and returning to her parents’ home. The Levite went to her parents’ home to persuade her to return home with him.…