Tag: discipline

  • 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 #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 #169: Israel Sentenced to Forty Years of Wandering

    Biblical Principles List Principle God sentenced Israel to forty years of wilderness wandering because they refused to take the land of Canaan and, instead, complained. Explanation When Israel disbelieved that they could take the land of Canaan by defeating the inhabitants who were stronger and mightier than they, GOD punished them. 10 Then all the…

  • November 15 – The Vine and the Branches

    Reading John 15:1-17:26 Devotional After Jesus left the upper room where He had gathered with the twelve, they went to the Mount of Olives. Along the way, Jesus had one final conversation with His disciples. During this conversation Jesus told them more about what was about to happen with His going back to the Father,…

  • August 23 – Prosperity Will Return for Israel

    Reading Jer. 33:10-13; 30:1-24; 31:1-26 Devotional The heart of GOD can be clearly seen during today’s reading. GOD is in the middle of a severe punishment of His people because of their sins. Nebuchadnezzar is attacking the city and GOD has promised numerous times to give it over to him. Those who remain in the…

  • August 17 – When GOD Punishes a Country

    Reading Eze. 12:1-14:23 Devotional When GOD speaks with Ezekiel it has been about 1,500 years since Abraham attempted to save Sodom and Gomorrah by asking GOD if He would spare the cities for 10 righteous souls? Now Judah finds itself as the focus of GOD’s judgment because of the nation’s extreme wickedness. This time GOD…

  • July 25 – Jeremiah Called to Prophesy

    Reading Jer. 1:1-3:5 Devotional GOD called Jeremiah to be a prophet at a young age. Jeremiah was from the town of Anathoth, from the tribe of Benjamin, just a few miles northeast of Jerusalem. Jeremiah was called in the 13th year of Josiah’s reign and he continued prophesying through the point when Judah was taken…

  • July 9 – Isaiah Warns Judah Against Trusting in Egypt, Ethiopia

    Reading Isa. 18:1-7; 19:1-25; 20:1-6; 30:1-33; 31:1-9 Devotional Now that Israel has been taken to Assyria, GOD continues His warnings to the nation of Judah through the prophet Isaiah. GOD tells Judah not to put their trust in the people of Egypt or Cush (Ethiopia) to save them because those plans will fail. In fact,…

  • Godly Ways to Discipline a Child

    How should parents discipline their kids in a godly way? GOD’s wisdom for disciplining children is quite different than the world’s wisdom. “The two topics about which people are least open to receiving advice are parenting and religion.”—Anonymous I heard some variation to this quote years ago and have found it to be quite true,…

  • July 4 – One Life to Live; Make it Count

    Reading 2 Chron. 29:3-36; 30:1-27; 31:1-21 Devotional Each of us has only one life to live. It’s one of the first lessons we learn—that people are born, they grow up, grow old and eventually they die—but it’s also one of the easiest lessons to forget. We easily get wrapped up in life’s little moments and,…