Tag: poor

  • Biblical Principle #228: Israel to Ceremonially Cleanse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite was to purify themselves following specific events that made them ceremonially unclean to GOD. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD specified four categories of uncleanness that required a form of ceremonial cleansing: Here is what the Law said about each of these categories:…

  • Biblical Principle #227: Israel to Keep Year of Jubilee

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to celebrate every 50th year as a Year of Jubilee. Explanation GOD told Moses to have Israel celebrate a year-long Jubilee every 50th year. It was to be a holy year where the land was to be left unworked, just like the Sabbath year…

  • Biblical Principle #226: Sabbath Rest for Land

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel to let the land rest every seventh year. There was to be no sowing, harvesting, or pruning vineyards. Explanation GOD said to Moses: 1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel and say…

  • “I’m Starving!” No, You’re Really Not (Why we should stop using this thankless phrase)

    Have you ever said something to the effect of “I’m starving” in an attempt to describe your hunger? I have. Have you ever paused to think about what we’re saying when we use that phrase, even jokingly? Friends, if you have eaten a meal within the past 24 hours, no matter how hungry you may feel,…

  • December 27 – Revelation (part 1)

    Reading Rev. 1:1-3:22 Devotional Today begins our five-day look at the last book in the Bible, Revelation. Sometime between 65 and 95 A.D., Jesus appeared to the apostle John, while he was in exile on the island of Patmos, through a vision and told John to write what he saw in a book. John was…

  • November 24 – Salvation Spreads to All Nations

    Reading  Acts 9:32-12:25 Devotional To this point, the message of salvation offered by Jesus’ shed blood had been preached only to the Jews. In today’s reading, we find out how GOD begins extending the good news to people from other nations. It begins with a Roman centurion named Cornelius. Cornelius lived in the city of…

  • November 7 – Jesus Continues Teaching by Parables

    Reading Luke 13:22-18:14 Matt. 20:1-16 Devotional On His journey which eventually leads to Jerusalem, Jesus returned to Perea, the region where John the Baptist had been baptizing at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He taught many who came out to Him there and a lot of people believed on Him. It is here that Jesus…

  • October 28 – Jesus’ Strong Rebukes

    Reading Luke 11:37-54; 12:1-59; 13:1-17 Devotional Jesus is very much a loving Person. He is GOD and GOD is love (1 John 4:8). Jesus demonstrated His great love and compassion every day He walked the earth, healing and teaching others, giving of Himself. It is equally important that we recognize that Jesus was very direct…

  • August 31 – A Remnant of Judah Flees to Egypt

    Reading Jer. 40:7-16; 41:1-18; 42:1-22; 43:1-13; 44:1-30; 51:64b Devotional Only two months after Jerusalem’s fall conflict arises within the remnant of Judah. Recall that Nebuchadnezzar had setup Gedaliah as governor of Judah. Only the poorest Israelites had been left in Judah, the rest were carried to Babylon. Some of these men, led by a man…

  • July 5 – Isaiah Foretells of the LORD’s Salvation

    Reading Isa. 24:1-23; 25:1-9; 26:1-27:1; 32:1-8; 35:1-10 Devotional In today’s reading Isaiah foretells of the destruction that GOD is bringing upon the peoples of the earth for their wickedness, and the coming salvation which He will bring for His people with the Messiah. 4 The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers,…