Tag: honor

  • Biblical Principle #256: Israel’s Punishment for Parental Assault

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who hit their father of mother was put to death. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave strict instructions about Israelites honoring their father and mother. If an Israelite hit their father or mother, they were to be put to death: 15 He…

  • Biblical Principle #161: God Accepts Certain Deviations

    Biblical Principles List Principle In certain circumstances, God accepts deviations from His instructions, when the person’s motive is to honor God. Explanation This principle is tricky to articulate. I want to be careful not to mislead anyone by misrepresenting GOD’s character and mindset. We previously established that, when GOD gives specific instructions, He expects those…

  • Why Mary of Bethany is My New Spiritual Hero

    I imagine you are familiar with the phrase “heroes of faith.” People like Moses, Abraham, Daniel, Paul, Barnabas, John, and—of course—Jesus often come to mind when discussing this phrase. Within the past couple of months, I have gained a new spiritual hero—Mary of Bethany. For most of 2013, our house church was studying the New Testament…

  • December 23 – The Roles of Christ

    Reading Heb. 1:1-6:12 Devotional Today we begin a three-day look at the book of Hebrews. This letter gets its name from the fact that it is clearly written to Christians with a Jewish background. We do not know the writer, the exact time it was written, nor the exact people to whom it was written.…

  • December 1 – 1 Corinthians (part 2) – Don’t Divorce

    Reading 1 Cor. 5:1-11:16 Devotional In today’s reading, Paul instructs the Corinthian Christians about a number of subjects, including holy living, dealing with sinful brethren, judging disputes, not suing one another, marriage, eating of meat that was sacrificed to idols, individual rights, preaching the gospel, and roles of men and women. For today’s devotional, I…

  • November 10 – The Final Week, Sunday and Monday

    Reading John 12:12-13 Matt. 21:1-7; Mark 11:1-7; Luke 19:29-35; John 12:14-16 Mark 11:8-10; Luke 19:36-44 Matt. 21:10-11; John 12:17-19 Mark 11:11-18; Luke 19:47-48 Matt. 21:14-16 John 12:20-36 Mark 11:19 Devotional As the Passover Feast of 30 A.D. approaches, Jesus finishes His journey to Jerusalem, knowing that He is marching towards His death. When the crowd…

  • October 25 – Jesus Heals, Opposition Grows

    Reading Mark 2:13-14 Matt. 9:10-13; Luke 5:29-32 Luke 5:33-39 John 5:1-3, 5-47 Matt. 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28 Matt. 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11 Matt. 12:15-21; Mark 3:7-12 Luke 6:12-19 Devotional One day while walking along the Sea of Galilee and teaching a crowd, Jesus called Matthew, who was a tax collector, to come follow Him, and…

  • October 11 – Ezra Reads the Law of Moses

    Reading Neh. 8:1-10:39 Devotional On the first day of the seventh month in the year 444 B.C., the Israelites gathered in Jerusalem as Ezra read the Law of Moses. Here’s what the Bible says about these events: 1 Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front…

  • July 10 – Hezekiah’s Last Years

    Reading 2 Kings 18:13-16; 20:1-11 Isa. 38:9-20 2 Chron. 32:25-30 2 Kings 20:12-19 2 Chron. 32:31, 1-8 2 Kings 18:17-25; 2 Chron. 32:9-15 2 Kings 18:26-35; 2 Chron. 32:16, 18-19 2 Kings 18:36-37; 19:1-36 2 Chron. 32:21a-b, 22-23 2 Kings 20:20-21a; 2 Chron. 32:32-33a Devotional In his latter years, Hezekiah had problems with Sennacherib, king of…

  • July 5 – Isaiah Foretells of the LORD’s Salvation

    Reading Isa. 24:1-23; 25:1-9; 26:1-27:1; 32:1-8; 35:1-10 Devotional In today’s reading Isaiah foretells of the destruction that GOD is bringing upon the peoples of the earth for their wickedness, and the coming salvation which He will bring for His people with the Messiah. 4 The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers,…