Tag: pain

  • Biblical Principle #258: Israel’s Guidelines for Prosecuting Slave Abuse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for when to prosecute slave abuse. Explanations Under the Law of Moses, GOD permitted Israelites to own slaves under certain conditions. However, GOD also gave guardrails for when to prosecute the assault of slaves as having gone too far:

  • 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…

  • October 7 – The Cost of Repentance

    Reading Ezra 9:1-10:44 Devotional Not long after he arrived in Jerusalem, Ezra was told of a great problem among the people: many of them had married people from pagan nations (that is, nations who didn’t worship the one true GOD). This was a violation of the Law of Moses and had directly contributed to so…

  • September 15 – Wisdom Comes from GOD

    Reading Job 25:1-31:40 Devotional Job recalled earlier times in his life where he enjoyed prosperity and blessings from GOD, and he compared it to his current situation of suffering and pain. In the middle of this conversation, Job shares some important truths regarding wisdom. It is these thoughts that will serve as today’s devotional topic.…

  • September 12 – Effectively Comforting the Grieving

    Reading Job 15:1-17:16 Devotional Now that all three of Job’s friends have had their say—each accusing Job of hiding some secret sin for which he is being punished—and Job has insisted that he is innocent, you would think that these friends would try and comfort him. But they don’t. Eliphaz starts back up with his…

  • September 8 – Job’s Great Loss

    Reading Job 1:1-3:26 Devotional Today we begin reading the account of Job. Our reading will be taken from the book of Job through the next ten days. It is uncertain when the book of Job was written, but the man Job lived a long, long time ago, hundreds of years before Abraham. Job is referred…

  • August 25 – GOD Will Avenge His People

    Reading Eze. 25:1-17; 26:1-16; 30:1-26; 31:1-18 Devotional In today’s reading, Ezekiel prophesies of the coming punishment upon the lands of Egypt, Ammon, Edom, Philistia, and Assyria. There are four primary reasons given for the punishment of these peoples: Their pride Their idolatry Their wickedness Their persecution of GOD’s people Israel In the past month or…

  • July 26 – GOD Doesn’t Enjoy Punishing His Children

    Reading Jer. 3:6-5:13 Devotional Today’s reading contains the first exchange of Jeremiah and GOD over the punishment He will hand down to His children Judah. Jeremiah challenges GOD regarding His message and GOD explains: 10 Then I said, “Ah, Lord GOD! Surely You have greatly deceived this people and Jerusalem, Saying, ‘You shall have peace,’…

  • June 28 – Early Beginnings of Captivity

    Reading 2 Kings 15:29; 1 Chron. 5:23-26 2 Kings 15:37, 31, 30; 17:1-2; 15:36, 38; 16:1-2a 2 Chron. 28:1b-4 Devotional The warnings of the prophets are beginning to come true. During the reign of Pekah king of Israel, the king of Assyria came and took several towns and regions, including Gilead and Galilee and all…

  • May 18 – The Importance of Discipline

    Reading Sharing and Responding to Wisdom Advice and Rebuke – Prov. 3:1-2; 9:7-9; 10:8; 12:15; 13:1, 13; 15:31; 17:10; 19:16, 20, 25, 27; 23:9; 25:12; 27:5-6, 17; 29:1 Value of Advisers – Prov. 11:14; 15:22; 20:18; 24:5-6 Discipline – Prov. 3:11-12; 10:17; 12:1; 13:18, 24; 15:5, 10, 12, 32; 19:18; 20:30; 22:6, 15; 23:13-14; 29:15,…