Tag: divorce

  • 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…

  • October 5 – Malachi’s Message of Repentance

    Reading Mal. 1:1-4:6 Devotional The book of Malachi was written sometime between 500-460 B.C. The prophet Malachi receives a message from GOD which is a series of questions and answers given in rebuke of the Jews who have fallen into discouragement and are guilty of simply going through the motions of serving GOD, but their…

  • October 3 – Esther Becomes Queen

    Reading Esther 1:1-4:17 Devotional Around 480 B.C., a new king reigns in Persia—Xerxes. In the third year of his reign, Xerxes threw a banquet for his subjects. This banquet lasted seven days, and on the last day of the feast, Xerxes called for his wife, Queen Vashti, so that he might show her beauty to…

  • August 20 – GOD Equates Israel, Judah to Prostitutes

    Reading Eze. 23:1-23:49 2 Chron. 36:13a 2 Kings 25:1 Jer. 52:4 Devotional Parental Caution: Today’s reading contains very graphic descriptions of two sisters who engaged in prostitution. I recommend you read Eze. 23 by yourself before deciding to read it with children. In today’s reading, GOD uses an extremely graphic illustration of two sisters who…