Tag: judgment

  • Biblical Principle #262: Law’s Solution for Disputed Losses

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses prescribed resolutions for scenarios involving disputed property losses. Explanation In certain cases, guilt might not be confessed and innocence might not be obvious. GOD gave Moses instructions for Israel in certain specific scenarios, saying: 7 “‘And if a person gives his neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and…

  • Biblical Principle #261: Law’s Penalty for Wrongful Taking

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed the penalty for an Israelite who wrongfully took another’s property. Explanation In the Law of Moses, we read: 5 Again the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 6 “Speak to the children of Israel, saying, ‘When a man or woman commits one of the sins…

  • Biblical Principle #260: Israel’s Restitution for Property Theft

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel the penalty for the theft of property and the moving of boundary stones. Explanation We have previously established that GOD told Israel not to steal. Besides forbidding the sin of theft, GOD prescribed the restitution for various crimes of thievery. Theft of Personal…

  • Biblical Principle #254: Israel’s Justice for Injuries

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses specified how Israel was to provide justice to an Israelite who was injured by a neighbor. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD prescribed the measure of justice for cases where an Israelite was injured by a neighbor. In essence, whatever happened was to be done back…

  • Biblical Principle #253: Israel’s Law Against Kidnapping

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed Israel how to administer justice when kidnappings occurred. Explanation GOD gave the following instructions in the Law about kidnapping: 17 Whoever kidnaps one of the children of Israel and overcomes and sells him, and he is found with him, let him surely die. Exodus…

  • Biblical Principle #252: Israel’s Law on Harm of Pregnant Women

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions regarding justice for cases of harm to pregnant women. Explanation The Law of Moses included GOD’s judgments on specific crimes so that justice could be properly administered once Israel conquered Canaan. In the case of harm to pregnant women, the Law said:…

  • Biblical Principle #246: Limit to Israelite Beatings

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israelites could receive no more than forty lashes in a beating for a crime. Explanation GOD set a “reasonable” max threshold of forty lashes to any beating that an Israelite could suffer for a crime: 1 “Now if there should be a dispute between men, and…

  • 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…

  • Biblical Principle #242: Israelites to Respect Court

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded the Israelites to obey the court rulings and respect the officials. Explanation The Law of Moses included instructions for handling court cases and escalating difficult cases. GOD commanded Israel to respect both the judgments rendered and the officials of the courts. 10 You shall…

  • Biblical Principle #241: Israel’s Settlement of Difficult Cases

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave instructions for handling difficult court cases. Explanation Certain court cases were too difficult for Israel’s local judges to know how to settle without assistance. GOD told Moses how Israel was to handle these difficult court cases: 8 “If there is some matter you are…