Tag: honesty

  • Biblical Principle #249: Israel Not to Accept Ransom for Murder

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who deserved to die. Explanation We have previously established the consequences that the Law of Moses prescribed for various situations involving murder. One special instruction that deserves its own Principle is not…

  • 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 #232: Fulfilling Vows

    Biblical Principles List Principle God expects vows made to Him to be kept. He considers a broken vow to be sin. Explanation GOD told Moses to warn Israel: 22 “If you should make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it; for the Lord your God will surely require…

  • Biblical Principle #88: Deception Comes Back on You

    Biblical Principles List Principle Deception has a way of coming back on you. Explanation Jacob’s early life included several situations involving deception. Jacob, albeit directly, took advantage of Esau’s impetuous nature to “steal” Esau’s birthright. Rebekah influenced Jacob into deceiving Isaac for the blessing that was promised to Esau as the eldest. Because of these…

  • How to Stop Committing the Same Sin (Overcoming Recurring Temptations)

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever struggled with the same sin for an extended period of time. Me:  Congratulations! If you raised your hand, this confirms that you’re human! I know some of us had doubts. ? Want to know how to stop committing the same sin over and over? The answer: accountability. … We…

  • Church Notes: Honesty and Integrity

    These are my notes from our 8/7/2011 church meeting. Leader: Philip Weatherford Assignment Bring 1 favorite song about Jesus dying for us and thoughts on “Why should honesty and integrity be important to us?”

  • March 14 – Land Promise Fulfilled

    Reading Josh. 18:1-21:45 Devotional During these chapters we read how Joshua and Eleazar the high priest divided the remaining land among the tribes of Israel. They determined the order by casting lots, which fell in the following order: Benjamin, Simeon, Zebulun, Asher, Naphtali, and Dan. Joshua was given the city of Timnah Serah which was…

  • January 13 – Dealing with Dishonest People

    Reading Gen. 29:1-30:43 Devotional When Jacob fled his home for fear of Esau he went east until he found his uncle Laban’s family. Laban welcomed Jacob into his home. After a month Laban said to Jacob, “Because you are my relative, should you therefore serve me for nothing? Tell me, what should your wages be?”…

  • February 24 – Do Not Take Advantage of One Another

    Reading Devotional GOD gave the Israelites instructions regarding the land they were to possess. Every seventh year the Israelites were to allow the land to lie desolate—that is, to not farm it. As long as they obeyed GOD He would bless them with three years-worth of produce every sixth year so they had plenty to…