Tag: king

  • 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 #238: King to Copy, Study the Law

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, the king of Israel was to write for himself a copy of the Law, keep it with him, read and study it, so that he would revere God. Explanation 18 Also it shall be, when he sits on the throne of his rule, that he shall…

  • Biblical Principle #237: King Not to Amass Horses, Wives, Wealth

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God forewarned Israel’s future kings not to amass horses, wives, and gold or silver. Explanation Knowing Israel would eventually desire a man to rule over them like the Gentile nations, GOD forewarned these Israelite kings in the Law, saying: 16 Wherefore he shall not multiply a…

  • Biblical Principle #236: King to be Fellow Israelite

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, only an Israelite was to be selected as king over Israel. Explanation Although it was GOD’s will that He serve as Israel’s King, He foreknew their hardheartedness and eventual desire to select a man to rule over themselves. In anticipation of this eventuality, GOD gave Moses…

  • Biblical Principle #235: God to Select Israel’s King

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God was to select Israel’s king. Explanation Although it was GOD’s will that He serve as Israel’s King, He foreknew their hardheartedness and eventual desire to select a man to rule over themselves. In anticipation of this eventuality, GOD gave Moses guardrails to the forefathers of…

  • December 29 – Revelation (part 3)

    Reading Rev. 8:7-13:18 Devotional The seven angels sounded their trumpets, one after another, and various events occurred following each trumpet sound. Each of these events was some form of suffering or death for people on the earth, and the descriptions of these events closely resemble the ten plagues GOD sent on Pharaoh in Moses’ days.…

  • 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.…

  • November 18 – Jesus Dies Upon the Cross

    Reading Mark 15:23, 25, 27-28; Luke 23:32-34a John 19:19-24 Matt. 27:39-44; Luke 23:35-43 John 19:25-27 Matt. 27:45-49; John 19:28-29 Luke 23:46; John 19:30 Matt. 27:51-56; Mark 15:39-41; Luke 23:47-49 John 19:31-37 Mark 15:42-45 Matt. 27:59-60; John 19:38b-42 Luke 23:55-56 Matt. 27:62-66 Devotional Today’s reading tells the story of the most important event in all of…

  • November 1 – Jesus Walks on Water

    Reading Mark 6:34; Luke 9:11b Mark 6:35-44; John 6:5-14 Mark 6:45-50; John 6:15-21 Matt. 14:28-33; Mark 6:51-52 Mark 6:53-56 John 6:22-71 Mark 7:1-13 Matt. 15:10-20; Mark 7:14-23 John 7:1 Devotional Today’s reading includes two amazing miracles Jesus performed: feeding over five thousand people with only five loaves of bread and two fish; and walking on…

  • October 21 – Jesus, the Wise Young Boy

    Reading Matt. 2:1-23 Luke 2:39-52 Devotional Some period of time (probably around 6 months) after Jesus was born in Bethlehem, Magi from the east came to visit “the king of the Jews“. The Magi were sorcerers, magicians or wizards, from a country in the east (probably Persia). They were familiar with the prophecies of the…