Tag: freedom

  • 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…

  • Why Do Christians Fast? (Here are six common reasons)

    Why do Christians fast? It’s a simple question with multiple potential answers. In short, it depends. Below are six common reasons. But first, a couple of observations:

  • Fathering with a History Lesson (What Arione Irby Taught Me About Racism, Forgiveness, and Love)

    As I write this, my daughter is in the fourth grade. In Alabama, where we live, this means she is taking Alabama History in school. One of the requirements for fourth grade Alabama History is completion of a project which includes visiting a dozen or so historic sites of your choosing across the state. This…

  • December 14 – Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

    Reading Col. 1:1-4:18 Philemon 1-25 Devotional During the two years that Paul is under house arrest in Rome, he writes four letters which are sometimes called The Prison Epistles (the word “epistle” means a letter). Today we read Paul’s letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Paul had not visited the city of Colosse, but…

  • November 26 – Galatians: True Children of Abraham

    Reading  Devotional The exact timing of Paul’s letter to the Galatians is uncertain, but given its theme—salvation is found in Jesus and not the Law of Moses—it makes a lot of sense to include it now in the chronological account. Additionally, there are a few timeframes mentioned in the letter that support the notion that…

  • The World’s Greatest Story (GOD’s Grace)

    If someone asked you what is the world’s greatest story, what would you say? For me, this is an easy question. It’s the story of GOD’s grace. And it goes something like this…

  • July 27 – Ask for the Ancient Paths

    Reading Jer. 5:14-6:30 Devotional 16 Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ 17 “And I set watchmen over you, saying,…

  • May 8 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 20)

    Reading Psalm 111; 130; 131; 141; 146 Devotional Psalm 111 Great are the works of the LORD. Glorious and majestic are His deeds. His righteousness endures forever. He has caused His wonders to be remembered. GOD is gracious and compassionate. He provides food for those who fear Him and remembers His covenant forever. He has…