Tag: children

  • Biblical Principle #276: Israelite Childless Lineage Custom

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses included instructions for how to carry on the lineage of a deceased childless Israelite. Explanation 5 “If brothers dwell together, and one of them dies and has no son, the widow of the dead man shall not be married to a stranger outside the family; her husband’s…

  • 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 #253: Israel’s Law Against Kidnapping

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed Israel how to administer justice when kidnappings occurred. Explanation GOD gave the following instructions in the Law about kidnapping: 17 Whoever kidnaps one of the children of Israel and overcomes and sells him, and he is found with him, let him surely die. Exodus…

  • Biblical Principle #228: Israel to Ceremonially Cleanse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite was to purify themselves following specific events that made them ceremonially unclean to GOD. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD specified four categories of uncleanness that required a form of ceremonial cleansing: Here is what the Law said about each of these categories:…

  • Biblical Principle #45: Childbirth is Painful Because of Sin

    Biblical Principles List Principle Childbirth is painful for women because Eve sinned. Explanation Why is it so painful for women to give birth to children? Sure, science can explain what causes the pain, but what caused nature to work in this way? GOD caused it. When Adam and Eve sinned in the Garden of Eden,…

  • The Joy of Your Child Being Saved (Proud parent moment)

    Yesterday, I had the unsurpassable joy of baptizing my daughter Ashlyn into Jesus. The joy I feel is difficult to describe. When I awoke yesterday morning, I had no idea that it would be one of the best days of my life, all because of two events: Ashlyn is a kind, loving and thoughtful child.…

  • Book Review: The Power of a Praying Kid

    This post was written by Sandy Farmer. By: Stormie Omartian Published: July 1st 2005 by Harvest House Publishers 100 pages Genre: Christian Source: Personal Library ( Goodreads | Amazon | The Book Depository | Booksamillion.com ) Goodreads description—New from bestselling author Stormie Omartian! A look at prayer through little eyes. The Power of a Praying Kid…

  • Acting Like Children

    This post was written by Jon Atchison. Becoming a parent changed my understanding of love, patience and re-calibrated my understanding of God’s love for me. If you’re a parent, I imagine you can relate to me in those thoughts and then far beyond. Additionally, I felt more secure in my relationship with God once I…

  • 5 Reasons Quiet Time is Valuable (Why We Need Solitude)

    In recent years, I have become increasingly fond of the sound of quiet. The pace of life in Western culture seems to outrun our ability to keep up. At times, we just need to unplug and shut it all down. Furthermore, as a parent, the noise my kids produce has made me even more fond…

  • How Parenting Can Change Your Speech (and Make You a Better Person)

    In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (The Sin of Cursing),” I mentioned how becoming a parent has impacted my speech. In this post, I want to elaborate on that thought and share some related thoughts regarding parenting. Newsflash: Parenting is hard. It’s hard on everybody. It’s hard on the parents, the kids, the siblings,…