Tag: lying

  • Biblical Principle #280: If Israelite Bride’s Virginity Doubted

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided a means of settling claims from a new husband that his Israelite bride was discovered to not be a virgin. Explanation In Western culture, sadly, it is common for a bride to not be a virgin at her wedding day. Therefore, we may struggle with this…

  • Biblical Principle #274: Measure Honestly

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to use honest scales and measurements. Explanation Fleshly nature is to look out for our self-interest and to do that which benefits us, even when it is to the detriment of another. This is selfishness. One way a person can be selfish is…

  • Biblical Principle #273: Do Not Deceive One Another

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told the Israelites not to steal, lie, or deceive one another. Explanation GOD told Moses: 11 ‘You shall not steal, nor deal falsely, nor lie to one another. Leviticus 19:11 OSB This phrase which is translated “nor deal falsely” in the Orthodox Study Bible is…

  • Biblical Principle #272: Vows and the Headship Principle

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses allowed Israelite fathers and husbands to overrule vows of daughters and wives under certain conditions. Explanation GOD told Moses He would release daughters and wives from their vows under certain conditions. Daughter and Father 4 And if a woman vows a vow to the Lord or binds…

  • Biblical Principle #271: No False Oaths in God’s Name

    Biblical Principles List Principle God forbid Israel from swearing oaths falsely in His name. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD said: 12 You shall not swear by My name unjustly, nor shall you defile the name of your God: I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:12 OSB As we have previously established, GOD…

  • 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 #249: Israel Not to Accept Ransom for Murder

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who deserved to die. Explanation We have previously established the consequences that the Law of Moses prescribed for various situations involving murder. One special instruction that deserves its own Principle is not…

  • 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 #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…

  • The Bible’s Proverbs on Speech (Wise and Foolish Talk)

    If you read my family devotionals, or if we’ve talked about spiritual matters in recent years, you probably know that I am a big fan of The Daily Bible. In fact, it has been one of my top five purchases ever. For this post, I’m going to “borrow” from The Daily Bible’s topical organization of the…