Tag: guilt

  • Biblical Principle #250: Bloodshed Pollutes the Land

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God explained that bloodshed, such as murder, pollutes the land, and only the bloodshed of the guilty cleanses the land. Explanation People often refer to “the God of the Old Testament” as being cold, vindictive, and harsh. One reason they typically cite is the numerous “death…

  • Biblical Principle #223: Israel’s Guilt Offerings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions regarding guilt restitution payments for their sin. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, when an Israelite sinned, there were precise instructions for receiving forgiveness for that sin. Because blood (life) is the price of guilt due to sin, animals were sacrificed under…

  • Biblical Principle #46: Sacrifice is a Consequence of Sin

    Biblical Principles List Principle Sacrifice is a consequence of sin. Explanation Before sin entered the earthly creation, Adam and Eve enjoyed a perfect, harmonious relationship with GOD. Everything was good. When sin entered the picture, however, things changed. GOD needed to teach humans to respect and appreciate the ugliness and cost of their sin. Early…

  • December 6 – Every Person is Guilty of Sin

    Reading Rom. 1:1-3:20 Devotional Apparently during the three months while Paul is in Corinth—probably between 56-58 A.D.—he writes the letter to the Romans. Over the next three days we will complete our reading of this letter. In the first part, covered in today’s reading, the major theme is that every person—both Jew and Gentile alike—is…

  • 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…

  • November 17 – Jesus is Sentenced to Death

    Reading Matt. 27:2; Luke 23:1-2; John 18:28-32 Matt. 27:11-14; John 18:33-38 Luke 23:5-12 Matt. 27:19 Luke 23:13-16 Mark 15:6-10 Matt. 27:20-21; Mark 15:11; Luke 23:18-19; John 18:40 Matt. 27:22-23; Luke 23:20-23 Matt. 27:27-30; John 19:1-15 Matt. 27:24-25 Luke 23:24-25 Mark 15:20; John 19:17 Mark 15:21-22 Luke 23:27-31 Devotional Yesterday we read how the Jewish high…

  • November 16 – Jesus is Betrayed, Arrested

    Reading Mark 14:32-34; John 18:1 Luke 22:41-45 Matt. 26:40-46 Mark 14:43-45; Luke 22:47-48; John 18:2-9 Matt. 26:50b-54; Mark 14:46-47; Luke 22:49-51; John 18:10-11 Luke 22:52-53 Matt. 26:56b; Mark 14:50-52; John 18:12-17, 19-23 Luke 22:54; John 18:18, 24 Matt. 26:69-72; Luke 22:55-58 Mark 14:55-64 Luke 22:63-65 Matt. 26:73-74a; Luke 22:59-60a; John 18:26-27 Luke 22:60b-62 Matt. 27:1; Luke…

  • September 12 – Effectively Comforting the Grieving

    Reading Job 15:1-17:16 Devotional Now that all three of Job’s friends have had their say—each accusing Job of hiding some secret sin for which he is being punished—and Job has insisted that he is innocent, you would think that these friends would try and comfort him. But they don’t. Eliphaz starts back up with his…

  • September 11 – Life is Short, Hope in Resurrection

    Reading Job 11:1-14:22 Devotional Job’s third friend, Zophar, finally gets his turn to speak. He accuses Job of lying to hide the sin he must have been guilty of for GOD to have brought such suffering upon him. Obviously the prevalent thinking of the day—or at least among Job’s three friends—must have been that only…

  • August 23 – Prosperity Will Return for Israel

    Reading Jer. 33:10-13; 30:1-24; 31:1-26 Devotional The heart of GOD can be clearly seen during today’s reading. GOD is in the middle of a severe punishment of His people because of their sins. Nebuchadnezzar is attacking the city and GOD has promised numerous times to give it over to him. Those who remain in the…