Tag: love

  • Biblical Principle #270: Financially Loving the Poor

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to be generous towards the poor who were in need, financially. Explanation We previously established that GOD instructed Israel to cancel debts towards fellow Israelites every seven years. One easy-to-anticipate side effect of such a requirement would be the increasing difficulty of obtaining…

  • Biblical Principle #268: Restrictions on Loan Pledges

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses placed restrictions on loan pledges to protect the one in need. Explanation GOD gave Moses restrictions for Israel under the Law regarding pledges (collateral) for loans. This was to protect the person who needed the loan, so that they could repay it.

  • Biblical Principle #267: Law on Charging Interest

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses allowed an Israelite to charge interest to a foreigner but not to a fellow Israelite. Explanation GOD explained to Moses why He would allow Israelites to charge interest payments to Gentiles, but not to their brethren: 19 “You shall not exact interest from your brother, interest for…

  • Biblical Principle #264: Laws for Injuries and Damages Suffered

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses prescribed economic remedies for specific situations involving injury or damage. Explanation The Law of Moses covered the following scenarios in this category: Open Pits 33 “If a man opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls…

  • 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 #255: Israel’s Justice for Rape

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God prescribed Israel’s just penalty for situations involving rape. Explanation GOD prescribed different judgments upon the Israelites for cases of rape depending upon whether the female who was raped was engaged to be married. If the Woman Was Betrothed 25 But if a man finds a…

  • Biblical Principle #251: The Avenger of Blood

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, in certain situations, God permitted innocent Israelite bloodshed to be avenged. Explanation We previously established that, from GOD’s viewpoint, shedding innocent blood pollutes the land where that bloodshed occurs, and only the bloodshed of the guilty can undo that pollution. An Eternal Truth While this Principle…

  • 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 #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 #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…