Tag: lust

  • 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 #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 #96: Rape is Sinful

    Biblical Principles List Principle Rape is sinful. Explanation We previously established that sexual relationships outside of a married husband and wife, male and female, are sinful. One category of sexual relationships that does not get discussed often is rape: forced or non-consensual sexual contact or intercourse. Genesis 34 tells the story of how Jacob’s daughter…

  • What Does the Bible Say about Dancing? (Is Dancing a Sin?)

    Over the centuries, there’s been a lot of debate and disagreement over whether Christians should dance or condone dancing. What does GOD think about dancing? What does the Bible say about dancing? Is it a sin to dance? Did Jesus dance? Let’s study for ourselves and see. You might be surprised.

  • December 14 – Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

    Reading Col. 1:1-4:18 Philemon 1-25 Devotional During the two years that Paul is under house arrest in Rome, he writes four letters which are sometimes called The Prison Epistles (the word “epistle” means a letter). Today we read Paul’s letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Paul had not visited the city of Colosse, but…

  • May 26 – The Beauty of True Love

    Reading Psalm 127 Song of Solomon Devotional Song of Solomon is a song that focuses entirely upon the subject of love. The song is a series of thoughts and conversations between a young Israelite shepherd man, a young Shulammite woman, the woman’s friends, and Solomon the king. This is likely the least-referred to book in…

  • April 12 – Amnon, Tamar and Absalom

    Reading 2 Sam. 12:24-25 1 Chron. 3:4c-9 2 Sam. 13:1-14:24 Devotional Recall that GOD told David through Nathan the prophet that “the sword will never depart from your house” (2 Sam. 12:1-12). In today’s reading we see the beginning of this prophecy unfold. David had a son named Amnon. David had another son named Absalom…

  • April 10 – David Commits a Terrible Sin

    Reading 2 Sam. 21:15-22 1 Chron. 18:1; 19:1-19 Psalm 60 2 Sam. 11:1-12:13a Psalm 51 2 Sam. 12:13b-17 Devotional David had numerous wars with the Philistines, and GOD steadily gave them into his hand. During one battle, the great Philistine warrior Goliath’s brother Lahmi was killed. Over the course of time Israel took control of the…