Tag: Christian life

  • Biblical Principle #274: Measure Honestly

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to use honest scales and measurements. Explanation Fleshly nature is to look out for our self-interest and to do that which benefits us, even when it is to the detriment of another. This is selfishness. One way a person can be selfish is…

  • Biblical Principle #272: Vows and the Headship Principle

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses allowed Israelite fathers and husbands to overrule vows of daughters and wives under certain conditions. Explanation GOD told Moses He would release daughters and wives from their vows under certain conditions. Daughter and Father 4 And if a woman vows a vow to the Lord or binds…

  • Biblical Principle #269: Seven-Year Debt Cancellation

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses instructed Israelites to cancel the debts of fellow Israelites every seven years. Explanation Because GOD is love, He is concerned about the burdens we carry. He cares about your and my concerns. And He cared about the weight of debt of His children, Israel. And because Israel…

  • Biblical Principle #262: Law’s Solution for Disputed Losses

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses prescribed resolutions for scenarios involving disputed property losses. Explanation In certain cases, guilt might not be confessed and innocence might not be obvious. GOD gave Moses instructions for Israel in certain specific scenarios, saying: 7 “‘And if a person gives his neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and…

  • Biblical Principle #254: Israel’s Justice for Injuries

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses specified how Israel was to provide justice to an Israelite who was injured by a neighbor. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD prescribed the measure of justice for cases where an Israelite was injured by a neighbor. In essence, whatever happened was to be done back…

  • Biblical Principle #240: Israel to Appoint Local Judges

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to appoint judges and officials in every town. Explanation The government of Israel was to come from among their own brethren. We previously established how the eventual king was to come from among their brethren. So also the local officials. 18 “You shall appoint…

  • Biblical Principle #239: Israel to Not Speak Ill of Rulers

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to neither curse gods nor curse or speak badly against a ruler of Israel. Explanation This principle is based upon Exodus 22:28, which in most English Bibles, reads something like: 28 “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.…

  • Biblical Principle #238: King to Copy, Study the Law

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, the king of Israel was to write for himself a copy of the Law, keep it with him, read and study it, so that he would revere God. Explanation 18 Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his rule, that he shall…

  • 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…

  • Modesty Series Part 3: The Heart of the Matter

    Welcome to part 3 of Re-Thinking Biblical Modesty. Here are the links to parts 1-2 if you need them: Part 1: In the Beginning (There Was No Shame) Part 2: Knowledge of Evil and Human Sexuality … In part 1, we saw how: In part 2, we observed that: Now, as we conclude the series,…