Tag: covenant

  • Biblical Principle #250: Bloodshed Pollutes the Land

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God explained that bloodshed, such as murder, pollutes the land, and only the bloodshed of the guilty cleanses the land. Explanation People often refer to “the God of the Old Testament” as being cold, vindictive, and harsh. One reason they typically cite is the numerous “death…

  • Biblical Principle #223: Israel’s Guilt Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding guilt restitution payments for their sin. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, when an Israelite sinned, there were precise instructions for receiving forgiveness for that sin. Because blood (life) is the price of guilt due to sin, animals were sacrificed under…

  • Biblical Principle #212: Israel’s Sabbath Laws

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions regarding various sabbaths. Explanation A sabbath is a special day of rest. We have previously established that GOD implemented the sabbath rest for Israel during the exodus journey and that He included keeping the sabbath holy in the ten commandments He spoke…

  • Biblical Principle #172: Aaron’s Rod Budded (God Secured the Priesthood)

    Principle Aaron’s rod budded and God secured the Levitical priesthood. Explanation After all of the rebellions and quarrels, you might think that the children of Israel had learned their lesson following Korah’s rebellion. You would be mistaken. GOD took additional measures, in response to Israel’s stubbornness, to secure the priesthood with Aaron’s family alone. First,…

  • Biblical Principle #156: God Commanded Israel to Make No Treaties

    Biblical Principles List Principle God commanded Israel to make no treaties with other nations in Canaan. Explanation When Moses was upon Mount Sinai receiving the second set of stone tablets, GOD instructed: 10 The Lord then said to Moses, “Behold, I am establishing a covenant with you. Before all your people I will do marvels…

  • Biblical Principle #154: God Wrote a Second Set of Stone Tablets

    Biblical Principles List Principle God wrote the Law on a second set of stone tablets. Explanation During the golden calf incident, Moses threw down and broke the first set of stone tablets containing the Law. With intercession, punishment, forgiveness, and restoration complete, GOD told Moses to cut out a new set of stone tablets so that…

  • Biblical Principle #149: God Wrote the Law on Stone Tablets

    Biblical Principles List Principle God wrote the Law He had given to Moses onto stone tablets. Explanation Once GOD finished instructing Moses upon Mount Sinai, GOD gave Moses two stone tablets containing the Law. 18 So when He made an end of speaking with Moses on Mount Sinai, He gave him two tablets of testimony,…

  • Biblical Principle #143: Moses Met with God on Sinai for Forty Days and Nights

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses met with God upon Mount Sinai for forty days and forty nights. Explanation GOD called Moses and Joshua higher upon Mount Sinai where He met with Moses for 40 days and 40 nights, giving Moses Israel’s new Law: 12 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on…

  • Biblical Principle #142: Moses and the Elders of Israel Ate with GOD

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses, Aaron, Nadab, Abihu, and seventy elders of Israel ate with God upon Mount Sinai. Explanation With GOD’s covenant with Israel having been sealed at Mount Sinai, GOD called Moses and 70 elders of Israel to eat in His presence on the mountain: 1 Now He said to Moses, “Come up…

  • Biblical Principle #141: Moses Sprinkled Israel with the Blood of the Covenant

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses sprinkled Israel with the blood of the covenant at Mount Sinai. Explanation With the covenant terms having been given, and Israel having accepted, Moses sprinkled Israel with the blood of the covenant: 1 Now He said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and…