Tag: family

  • Biblical Principle #256: Israel’s Punishment for Parental Assault

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who hit their father of mother was put to death. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave strict instructions about Israelites honoring their father and mother. If an Israelite hit their father or mother, they were to be put to death: 15 He…

  • Biblical Principle #253: Israel’s Law Against Kidnapping

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed Israel how to administer justice when kidnappings occurred. Explanation GOD gave the following instructions in the Law about kidnapping: 17 Whoever kidnaps one of the children of Israel and overcomes and sells him, and he is found with him, let him surely die. Exodus…

  • 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 #99: Humans Elevated Above Heavenly Creatures

    Biblical Principles List Principle The heavenly creatures—the first sun, moon, and stars of creation—are brought lower than GOD’s elect humans. Explanation Genesis 37 records two dreams that Joseph, son of Jacob, had: 5 Then Joseph had a dream, and reported it to his brothers. 6 Thus he said to them, “Hear this dream I dreamed:…

  • Biblical Principle #94: God Loves Forgiveness

    Biblical Principles List Principle God loves forgiveness. Explanation Genesis 33 records the first human example of forgiveness in the Bible. Yes, as far as we know, GOD would eventually forgive Adam and Eve of their sin in the Garden, but that would not come right away. And it is true that Laban and Jacob made…

  • Biblical Principle #88: Deception Comes Back on You

    Biblical Principles List Principle Deception has a way of coming back on you. Explanation Jacob’s early life included several situations involving deception. Jacob, albeit directly, took advantage of Esau’s impetuous nature to “steal” Esau’s birthright. Rebekah influenced Jacob into deceiving Isaac for the blessing that was promised to Esau as the eldest. Because of these…

  • How to Succeed at Dating and Build a Healthy Marriage (That Stands the Test of Time)

    How do you date effectively (from a Christian perspective)? How do you parent teenage kids who are dating, without going insane or worrying excessively? How do you build a healthy marriage that fulfills your needs and fills your life with joy? What are the keys to strengthening your marriage so that it can withstand life’s…

  • Today My Son Became GOD’s Son (Celebrating my son becoming a Christian)

    It’s been a crazy week. Four people I know died, including my grandfather. My grandfather, who we affectionately called Papa, was 86 years old. He battled congestive heart failure and a host of other issues over the past few years and his body finally gave out. He and my grandmother were married for 68 years.…

  • My Tribute to Amy Baswell Hall

    Early on Thursday morning, March 26, 2015, I got out of bed in my hotel room near Washington D.C. My wife Holly and I were preparing for the long drive back home to Alabama by getting an early start. As is my habit, I quickly checked my phone for any text messages before jumping in…

  • What Does the Bible Really Say about Homosexuality? (An honest, loving look at a controversial topic, from a Christian viewpoint)

    When I initially wrote this post, Apple CEO Tim Cook had recently made headlines by publicly announcing that he was gay. For a variety of reasons, I previously had not written much on the subject of homosexuality here at chasingalion.com. Primarily, I felt that issues pertaining to homosexuality are clear, black-and-white matters in Scripture where there is…