Tag: government

  • 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 #131: Moses Established Judges for Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle Moses appointed judges to help oversee Israel’s concerns during the exodus. Explanation Moses was burdened with the judging of concerns brought to him by Israelites. Seeing this, Moses’ father-in-law, Jethro, suggested that Moses appoint other reliable men to serve subsets of Israel as judges. Moses heeded this advice. 13 So it…

  • Biblical Principle #79: God Oversees All Nations

    Biblical Principles List Principle God oversees all nations (and keeps wickedness in check). Explanation GOD oversees and interacts with humanity at multiple levels. We have previously established that GOD is just, hates sin, and that all sin must be punished. At the individual level, GOD watches our lives, recording our actions in His books (see…

  • The Christian’s Attitude Towards Government (How Christians should think, speak and act towards government)

    I have a confession. When the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in June 2015 that states could not forbid homosexual “marriage,” I was pretty despondent. I struggled with my attitude. When I heard that the Texas state government had stood up in resistance to this judgment, my heart was glad. (“GOD bless Texas!”) Then, when I…

  • December 9 – Practical Life Lessons

    Reading Rom. 12:1-16:27 Devotional Today’s reading concludes Paul’s letter to the Romans. These chapters are filled with very helpful, practical wisdom from GOD. Let’s consider some of these principles for today’s devotional: 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and…