Tag: law

  • 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 #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 #240: Israel to Appoint Local Judges

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to appoint judges and officials in every town. Explanation The government of Israel was to come from among their own brethren. We previously established how the eventual king was to come from among their brethren. So also the local officials. 18 “You shall appoint…

  • Biblical Principle #154: God Wrote a Second Set of Stone Tablets

    Biblical Principles List Principle God wrote the Law on a second set of stone tablets. Explanation During the golden calf incident, Moses threw down and broke the first set of stone tablets containing the Law. With intercession, punishment, forgiveness, and restoration complete, GOD told Moses to cut out a new set of stone tablets so that…

  • Biblical Principle #144: God Told Moses to Build the Tabernacle

    Biblical Principles List Principle God told Moses to build a tabernacle, which is a tent, with a specific design. Explanation As GOD began giving Moses instructions atop Mount Sinai, He instructed Moses to build the tabernacle and its furnishings. To fund the work, GOD told Moses to have Israel take up a collection of specific…

  • Biblical Principle #108: The Biblical Writings were Copied by Scribes

    Biblical Principles List Principle The biblical writings were copied by scribes. Explanation We previously established that the Bible is a compilation of numerous writings which were written over the span of about 1,500 years. The biblical writings were penned by descendants of Abraham, to whom GOD promised blessings for Abraham’s obedience. The Bible tells the…

  • The World’s Greatest Story (GOD’s Grace)

    If someone asked you what is the world’s greatest story, what would you say? For me, this is an easy question. It’s the story of GOD’s grace. And it goes something like this…

  • June 24 – Isaiah Volunteers to be GOD’s Messenger

    Reading Isa. 5:24-30; 1:27-31; 2:19-3:7; 1:18-20; 4:2-6; 2:1-5 2 Kings 15:19-28 2 Chron. 26:22-23a 2 Kings 15:7b, 32-33 2 Chron. 27:2 Isa. 6:1-13 2 Chron. 27:3-6 Devotional GOD’s message against His people and their coming punishment continues through the prophet Isaiah: 24 Therefore, as tongues of fire lick up straw and as dry grass sinks…

  • April 18 – Solomon Made King

    Reading 1 Chron. 26:12-28:1; 23:1b; 28:2-29:22 Devotional Once David assigned the responsibilities for the gatekeepers of the temple, his officials, judges, military commanders, and overseers of possessions, David called together an assembly. The text reads: David summoned all the officials of Israel to assemble at Jerusalem: the officers over the tribes, the commanders of the divisions in…

  • February 22 – Ignorance is No Excuse

    Reading Lev. 3:1-17; 7:11-21, 28-36; 17:1-7; 4:1-35; 5:1-13; 6:24-30 Num. 15:29-31 Devotional Included in today’s readings were GOD’s instructions to the Israelites on how to receive forgiveness when they sinned unintentionally, and what was to be done when someone sinned willfully. He said: If a member of the community sins unintentionally and does what is forbidden in any of the…