Tag: character

  • Biblical Principle #232: Fulfilling Vows

    Biblical Principles List Principle God expects vows made to Him to be kept. He considers a broken vow to be sin. Explanation GOD told Moses to warn Israel: 22 “If you should make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it; for the Lord your God will surely require…

  • Biblical Principle #164: Israel Grumbled Again and Got Burned

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israel grumbled (again) and God burned some of them to death with fire. Explanation Just as when they left Egypt, Israel quickly began complaining after they left Sinai. GOD heard: 1 Now the people were grumbling evilly before the Lord, and the Lord heard them and was provoked to anger. So…

  • Biblical Principle #155: God Revealed Himself to Moses

    Biblical Principles List Principle Because Moses had asked to see God, God revealed Himself to Moses. Explanation Following the golden calf incident, Moses asked to see GOD. Though GOD could not fully grant Moses’ request (because Moses would die from seeing His face), GOD told Moses He would let Moses see His back. 1 Now the…

  • Biblical Principle #82: God Tests Individuals

    Biblical Principles List Principle Sometimes God tests individuals. Explanation Genesis 22 records one of the Bible’s more heartwrenching stories. Abraham had walked with GOD for years since GOD called Abraham to leave his homeland. GOD knew Abraham’s character. And yet, GOD tested Abraham—with the greatest test of Abraham’s life. 1 Now it came to pass…

  • Jesus is Love

    It’s the most popular Bible verse and, in a sense, is a one-sentence synopsis of all the Scriptures. For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.(John 3:16 NIV) Jesus, when He came to earth as a human,…

  • James, the Brother of Jesus

    [This is an incomplete yet-to-be-organized “dumping ground” of notes collected on James, the brother of Jesus.]

  • How to be Open with GOD (3 Keys to a Good Relationship with GOD)

    In the post entitled “Why It’s Important to Confess Sin (Practicing Real, Authentic Confession),” I discussed the importance of confessing our sins to GOD. Confession is really a form of agreeing with GOD. It’s saying to Him, “You know what I did. I sinned by ____ . I need your forgiveness. Please forgive me Father.”…

  • He isn’t Safe, But He is Good (Studying GOD’s Character)

    The world’s greatest problem, at its root, is a failure to see GOD as He really is. Because GOD is invisible to the physical eye, He is mysterious. This is why the righteous must walk by faith. We cannot physically see GOD in this life and continue to live. It’s impossible. Further complicating matters is…

  • Whose Glory are You Chasing? (A heart check when pursuing success)

    Most people want to be successful. Very few people, if any, ever set out to fail. But it is very important for us to understand our motivations for our various pursuits. Whenever I start something new, I try and ask myself: “What is my end goal here?” When we start a new pursuit—a career, hobby,…

  • Jesus Came to Transform Us

    In the previous post, we observed that Jesus came for the purpose of saving us. But that isn’t the only reason Jesus came to earth. In this post, we consider the truth that Jesus came for the purpose of transforming us. When GOD created us, He intended for us to be with Him—to share life…