Tag: commitment

  • Biblical Principle #263: Law’s Compensation for Virgin

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided instruction for Israel in situations where an Israelite seduced a virgin. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, in situations where there wasn’t a preannounced wedding arrangement and an Israelite male had sex with a virgin female Israelite, fair compensation was to be given to the female’s…

  • Biblical Principle #48: Marriage is a Lifelong Commitment

    Biblical Principles List Principle Marriage is a lifelong commitment. Explanation In GOD’s design, marriage is a lifelong commitment that only ends when one or both spouses dies. When a groom and a bride vow to become husband and wife, GOD joins the two together as one. This goes back to the beginning where GOD created…

  • 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.…

  • To Whom are You Committed? (Why We Can Think We’re Following Jesus When We Aren’t)

    In the posts “How to Know When GOD is Calling You” and “What it Means to be Jesus’ Disciple,” I discussed discipleship and obeying when GOD calls us, first to Himself for salvation, and subsequently, to do specific things for His glory. Today, we continue that train of thought and consider a few basic, but…

  • Church Notes: Danger of Serving Two Masters

    These are my notes for our 5/13/2012 church meeting. Leader: Philip Weatherford Assignment Let’s consider the dangers of trying to keep one foot in the world, and one foot in God’s kingdom. I look forward to our discussion.

  • December 1 – 1 Corinthians (part 2) – Don’t Divorce

    Reading 1 Cor. 5:1-11:16 Devotional In today’s reading, Paul instructs the Corinthian Christians about a number of subjects, including holy living, dealing with sinful brethren, judging disputes, not suing one another, marriage, eating of meat that was sacrificed to idols, individual rights, preaching the gospel, and roles of men and women. For today’s devotional, I…

  • August 2 – Josiah’s Sweeping Reforms

    Reading 2 Kings 22:3-7; 2 Chron. 34:8-13 2 Kings 22:8; 2 Chron. 34:14-15 2 Chron. 34:16-32 2 Kings 23:4-14, 24; 2 Chron. 34:33 2 Kings 23:15-20 2 Chron. 35:1-19, 26-27 Devotional King Josiah is fully committed to the LORD. In the 18th year of his reign he repaired the temple, during which some workers found…