Tag: divorce

  • Biblical Principle #281: Israelite Forbidden from Remarrying Woman He Divorced

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses forbid an Israelite from remarrying an ex-wife, whom he had previously divorced, once she had remarried. Explanation GOD told Moses: 1 “But if someone takes a wife and he lives with her, and it happens that she does not find favor before him because he found in…

  • Biblical Principle #280: If Israelite Bride’s Virginity Doubted

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided a means of settling claims from a new husband that his Israelite bride was discovered to not be a virgin. Explanation In Western culture, sadly, it is common for a bride to not be a virgin at her wedding day. Therefore, we may struggle with this…

  • Biblical Principle #278: Israelite Marrying a Captive of War

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses gave instructions for an Israelite to marry a woman from a nation taken captive in war. Explanation 10 “Now if you go out to war against your enemies, and the Lord your God delivers them into your hands, and you take them captive, 11 and you see…

  • Biblical Principle #255: Israel’s Justice for Rape

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed Israel’s just penalty for situations involving rape. Explanation GOD prescribed different judgments upon the Israelites for cases of rape depending upon whether the female who was raped was engaged to be married. If the Woman Was Betrothed 25 But if a man finds a…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • November 7 – Jesus Continues Teaching by Parables

    Reading Luke 13:22-18:14 Matt. 20:1-16 Devotional On His journey which eventually leads to Jerusalem, Jesus returned to Perea, the region where John the Baptist had been baptizing at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He taught many who came out to Him there and a lot of people believed on Him. It is here that Jesus…

  • October 26 – The Sermon on the Mount

    Reading Matt. 5:1-12 Luke 6:24-26 Matt. 5:13-42; Luke 6:27-31 Matt. 5:43-48; Luke 6:32-36 Matt. 6:1-34 Luke 6:37-42 Matt. 7:6-23; Luke 6:43-45 Matt. 7:24-27; Luke 6:46-49 Matt. 7:28-29 Devotional After Jesus selected 12 apostles from His disciples, people came from all over the country to listen to Jesus and to be healed of various illnesses and…

  • October 11 – Ezra Reads the Law of Moses

    Reading Neh. 8:1-10:39 Devotional On the first day of the seventh month in the year 444 B.C., the Israelites gathered in Jerusalem as Ezra read the Law of Moses. Here’s what the Bible says about these events: 1 Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front…

  • October 7 – The Cost of Repentance

    Reading Ezra 9:1-10:44 Devotional Not long after he arrived in Jerusalem, Ezra was told of a great problem among the people: many of them had married people from pagan nations (that is, nations who didn’t worship the one true GOD). This was a violation of the Law of Moses and had directly contributed to so…