Tag: promise

  • Biblical Principle #263: Law’s Compensation for Virgin

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses provided instruction for Israel in situations where an Israelite seduced a virgin. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, in situations where there wasn’t a preannounced wedding arrangement and an Israelite male had sex with a virgin female Israelite, fair compensation was to be given to the female’s…

  • 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…

  • Biblical Principle #140: At Sinai, Israel Promised to Obey God

    Biblical Principles List Principle At Mount Sinai, Israel promised to obey God. Explanation After GOD finished instructing Moses at the camp of Mount Sinai, Israel reaffirmed their commitment to obey GOD: 1 Now He said to Moses, “Come up to the Lord, you and Aaron, Nadab and Abihu, and seventy of the elders of Israel,…

  • Biblical Principle #74: God Cut a Covenant with Abraham

    Biblical Principles List Principle God cut a covenant with Abraham. Explanation Genesis 15 tells the story of GOD again speaking to Abraham and, this time, promising Abraham he would have a son and that Abraham’s seed would become as numerous as the stars. Abraham asked for a sign of this promise. Look at what GOD…

  • Biblical Principle #49: Satan and His Seed Would Be Crushed

    Biblical Principles List Principle The seed of woman would crush Satan and his seed. Explanation When GOD confronted Sata, Adam, and Eve after their sin in the Garden, GOD gave this prophecy to Satan: 15 I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your seed and her seed. He shall bruise your…

  • How to Succeed at Dating and Build a Healthy Marriage (That Stands the Test of Time)

    How do you date effectively (from a Christian perspective)? How do you parent teenage kids who are dating, without going insane or worrying excessively? How do you build a healthy marriage that fulfills your needs and fills your life with joy? What are the keys to strengthening your marriage so that it can withstand life’s…

  • October 12 – Without Strong Leadership, People Fall Away

    Reading Neh. 13:4-11, 15-31; 12:27-47; 13:12-14, 1-3 Devotional Twelve years after his first trip to Jerusalem, Nehemiah returned to the Persian palace in Susa. Sometime afterward, Nehemiah was told that the spiritual condition in Israel was not good, so he again asked King Artaxerxes for permission to return to Jerusalem, and the king agreed. The…

  • May 29 – Meaningless Human Pursuits

    Reading Eccl. 1:12-18; 2:1-11, 17-26; 4:1-16; 5:1-20; 6:1-9; 7:13-14; 8:2-15; 9:13-18 Devotional Solomon applied his heart to learning a lot about life in the search for happiness and true meaning. He began by pursuing much wisdom and knowledge. What he found, however, was that everything was meaningless. He said, “For with much wisdom comes much…

  • May 12 – Recognizing the Value of Wisdom

    Reading 1 Kings 2:13-46; 3:1; 9:16; 3:2-3 2 Chron. 1:2-6 1 Kings 3:5-28  Devotional Solomon has taken over for his father David, who recently died. His first few recorded actions as king are to deal with problems that arose prior to his taking the throne. Solomon had his brother Adonijah executed because Adonijah asked to…

  • April 22 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 4)

    Reading Psalm 61; 62; 64; 69 Devotional As we journey through the Psalms, our daily focus is upon what we learn of GOD. Today we learn that GOD: Has been my refuge and strong tower against the foe. Has heard my vows and given me the heritage of those who fear His name. Provides rest…