Tag: faith

  • Biblical Principle #258: Israel’s Guidelines for Prosecuting Slave Abuse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for when to prosecute slave abuse. Explanations Under the Law of Moses, GOD permitted Israelites to own slaves under certain conditions. However, GOD also gave guardrails for when to prosecute the assault of slaves as having gone too far:

  • Biblical Principle #237: King Not to Amass Horses, Wives, Wealth

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God forewarned Israel’s future kings not to amass horses, wives, and gold or silver. Explanation Knowing Israel would eventually desire a man to rule over them like the Gentile nations, GOD forewarned these Israelite kings in the Law, saying: 16 Wherefore he shall not multiply a…

  • Biblical Principle #227: Israel to Keep Year of Jubilee

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to celebrate every 50th year as a Year of Jubilee. Explanation GOD told Moses to have Israel celebrate a year-long Jubilee every 50th year. It was to be a holy year where the land was to be left unworked, just like the Sabbath year…

  • Biblical Principle #226: Sabbath Rest for Land

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel to let the land rest every seventh year. There was to be no sowing, harvesting, or pruning vineyards. Explanation GOD said to Moses: 1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel and say…

  • Re-Thinking Peace on Earth

    During the Christmas season, one of the more frequently-quoted passages is Luke 2:14, where the angels appeared to the shepherds announcing the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem. Perhaps most of us are familiar with the  King James Version’s phrasing: 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God,…

  • Biblical Principle #178: Bronze Snake Saved Snakebitten Sinners

    Biblical Principles List Principle When GOD sent venemous snakes upon Israel to punish them for their complaining, the snakebitten person that looked upon the bronze snake on a pole would be healed. Explanation After defeating Arad, Israel returned to their incessant complaining against Moses and GOD. This time, GOD sent venomous snakes into the camp.

  • Biblical Principle #171: God Knows Those Who are His

    Biblical Principles List Principle God knows those who are His, and He brings them to Himself. Explanation After GOD sentenced Israel to 40 years of wandering, certain leaders among the Levites began to feel that Moses and Aaron were improperly and selfishly elevating themselves above the rest of Israel. Chief among these people was a…

  • Biblical Principle #170: Victory is Impossible without God

    Biblical Principles List Principle Without God, victory is impossible. Explanation After GOD sentenced Israel to 40 years of wandering, Israel “repented” of their sin of disbelief. Driven by a desire to avoid GOD’s punishment of death in the wilderness, the people decided to take the land after all. Only, this time GOD was not with…

  • 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…

  • Biblical Principle #168: Israel Disbelieved They Could Conquer Canaan

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israel lacked faith that they could conquer Canaan and, instead, complained against GOD and Moses. Explanation GOD told Moses to send twelve spies to scout out the land of Canaan and bring back a report. Ten spies brought back a fearful report. Israel disbelieved that they could take the land and…