Tag: hate

  • Biblical Principle #244: Israelites to Give Truthful Testimony

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israelites were commanded to provide truthful testimony, never bearing false witness. Explanation From the beginning of GOD’s first covenant with Israel, telling the truth about one’s neighbor was a top concern, for it was one of the Ten Commandments: 16 “You shall not bear false witness…

  • Biblical Principle #94: God Loves Forgiveness

    Biblical Principles List Principle God loves forgiveness. Explanation Genesis 33 records the first human example of forgiveness in the Bible. Yes, as far as we know, GOD would eventually forgive Adam and Eve of their sin in the Garden, but that would not come right away. And it is true that Laban and Jacob made…

  • Biblical Principle #87: God Hates Evil (And Unrepentant Evil People)

    Biblical Principles List Principle God hates evil and unrepentant evil people. Explanation GOD designed the world to work in a specific way—the best way. He gave angels and men free will to choose how to live. When someone chooses to live inconsistently with GOD’s design, the Bible calls that sin. GOD hates sin because sin is…

  • Biblical Principle #86: GOD Hated Esau

    Biblical Principles List Principle God hated Esau (because Esau was profane). Explanation We previously established that: Isaac and Rebekah had twins: Esau and Jacob. From their birth, it was revealed that Esau would serve Jacob: 22 But the children struggled together within her; and she said, “If all is well, why am I like this?”…

  • Biblical Principle #50: Murder is Sin (Because it Sheds Blood)

    Biblical Principles List Principle Murder is sin (because it sheds human blood). Explanation After they were kicked out of the Garden, Adam and Eve had two sons: Cain and Abel. In time, Cain grew angry (jealous) of Abel and killed him. 9 Then God said to Cain, “Where is Abel your brother?” He replied, “I…

  • Biblical Principle #23: Satan is God and Humanity’s Adversary

    Biblical Principles List Principle Satan is the adversary of God and humanity. Explanation The great antagonist of the Bible is a being known as Satan and the devil. Interestingly, the Bible never tells us Satan’s name. Both “Satan” and “the devil” are descriptive terms (titles of sorts). Satan means accuser or adversary. The devil means…

  • How to Deal with Difficult Christians (And Avoid Common Mistakes)

    “There’s this Christian that’s difficult to get along with. What should I do?” Sadly, that’s a question many of us face. People are imperfect. That includes Christians. Let’s tackle this difficult question. … For the past several posts, I have been discussing the theme of separating what is from what should be, with a particular…

  • December 26 – Love GOD, Love Each Other

    Reading 1 John 1:1-5:21 2 John 1-13 3 John 1-14 Devotional In addition to his gospel account of the life of Jesus, the apostle John wrote three letters that are included in the New Testament. The first letter reminds us of GOD’s love, how we show our love for GOD, and how we are to…

  • 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…

  • November 7 – Jesus Continues Teaching by Parables

    Reading Luke 13:22-18:14 Matt. 20:1-16 Devotional On His journey which eventually leads to Jerusalem, Jesus returned to Perea, the region where John the Baptist had been baptizing at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He taught many who came out to Him there and a lot of people believed on Him. It is here that Jesus…