Tag: GOD

  • Biblical Principle #247: Curse of One Hanged On a Tree

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, a special curse was placed upon all who were hanged on a tree. Explanation The Law of Moses included special instructions for one who suffered capital punishment (death) by hanging on a tree. GOD pronounced a curse upon these individuals: 22 “Now if a man committed…

  • Biblical Principle #239: Israel to Not Speak Ill of Rulers

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to neither curse gods nor curse or speak badly against a ruler of Israel. Explanation This principle is based upon Exodus 22:28, which in most English Bibles, reads something like: 28 “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.…

  • Biblical Principle #238: King to Copy, Study the Law

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, the king of Israel was to write for himself a copy of the Law, keep it with him, read and study it, so that he would revere God. Explanation 18 Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his rule, that he shall…

  • 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 #236: King to be Fellow Israelite

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, only an Israelite was to be selected as king over Israel. Explanation Although it was GOD’s will that He serve as Israel’s King, He foreknew their hardheartedness and eventual desire to select a man to rule over themselves. In anticipation of this eventuality, GOD gave Moses…

  • Biblical Principle #235: God to Select Israel’s King

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God was to select Israel’s king. Explanation Although it was GOD’s will that He serve as Israel’s King, He foreknew their hardheartedness and eventual desire to select a man to rule over themselves. In anticipation of this eventuality, GOD gave Moses guardrails to the forefathers of…

  • Biblical Principle #234: Laws of Separation

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to avoid mixing seed in one field, yoking different animal types, mixing fabrics in a garment, and cross-breeding animals. Explanation We previously established that GOD told Israel to be holy (separate) because He is holy. It follows that, in close proximity to this…

  • Biblical Principle #233: Israel to be Holy

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to be holy because He is holy. Explanation We have previously established that GOD is holy and that GOD designed proper order for how He wants all creation to operate. Following the flood, when the second world order began at Babel, GOD assigned…

  • Biblical Principle #229: Persons Excluded from Israel’s Assembly

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, certain individuals were forbidden from joining Israel’s assembly of GOD. Explanation Among the children of Israel, certain individuals were seemingly permitted to remain in covenant with GOD, yet they were excluded from participating when the people assembled before the LORD. 2 “The eunuch and the castrated…

  • Biblical Principle #228: Israel to Ceremonially Cleanse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite was to purify themselves following specific events that made them ceremonially unclean to GOD. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD specified four categories of uncleanness that required a form of ceremonial cleansing: Here is what the Law said about each of these categories:…