Tag: greed

  • Biblical Principle #270: Financially Loving the Poor

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to be generous towards the poor who were in need, financially. Explanation We previously established that GOD instructed Israel to cancel debts towards fellow Israelites every seven years. One easy-to-anticipate side effect of such a requirement would be the increasing difficulty of obtaining…

  • Biblical Principle #243: Israel’s Judges to Rule Justly

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed Israel’s judges to maintain justice and never accept bribes. Explanation We have previously established that: GOD also instructed, through the Law, that Israel’s judges were to behave justly, maintain righteous judgments, not perverting justice or accepting bribes. Here are some passages that speak to…

  • 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…

  • October 28 – Jesus’ Strong Rebukes

    Reading Luke 11:37-54; 12:1-59; 13:1-17 Devotional Jesus is very much a loving Person. He is GOD and GOD is love (1 John 4:8). Jesus demonstrated His great love and compassion every day He walked the earth, healing and teaching others, giving of Himself. It is equally important that we recognize that Jesus was very direct…

  • July 28 – Half-hearted Won’t Work

    Reading Jer. 7:1-9:26 Devotional GOD’s case against Judah is a long list of sins. In today’s reading GOD rebukes them for their idolatry, stealing, murder, adultery, perjury (lying or misrepresenting the truth), human sacrifice, greed, and evil intentions toward their neighbor. In addition to all these things, GOD says that their allegiance to Him was…

  • June 23 – GOD Sends Isaiah to Judah

    Reading Isa. 1:1-9; 5:1-7; 1:10-17, 21-26; 2:6-18; 3:8-4:1; 32:9-11; 5:8-23 Devotional Isaiah was sent to Judah with a similar message to that of Amos, during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. In today’s reading GOD outlines the sins of Judah. GOD’s message through Isaiah begins: 2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For…

  • May 11 – The Desire of Power Corrupts Many

    Reading 1 Kings 1:1-53 2 Sam. 23:1-7 2 Kings 2:1-10; 1 Chron. 29:28-30, 23-25 Devotional After spending close to one month looking at GOD’s character through the psalms, today we resume our historical look at the Israelites. King David is old, and he has already introduced Solomon as the next king over the nation. But…