Tag: Promised Land

  • Biblical Principle #247: Curse of One Hanged On a Tree

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, a special curse was placed upon all who were hanged on a tree. Explanation The Law of Moses included special instructions for one who suffered capital punishment (death) by hanging on a tree. GOD pronounced a curse upon these individuals: 22 “Now if a man committed…

  • Biblical Principle #171: God Knows Those Who are His

    Biblical Principles List Principle God knows those who are His, and He brings them to Himself. Explanation After GOD sentenced Israel to 40 years of wandering, certain leaders among the Levites began to feel that Moses and Aaron were improperly and selfishly elevating themselves above the rest of Israel. Chief among these people was a…

  • Biblical Principle #114: Israel an Assembly of Nations

    Biblical Principles List Principle God promised Israel would be an assembly of nations. Explanation After Jacob deceived his father, Isaac, to secretly obtain Esau’s blessing, Isaac and Rebekah sent Jacob to Rebekah’s family in Mesopotamia in order to escape Esau’s vengeance. 1 Now Isaac called Jacob and blessed him, and charged him, saying, “You shall…

  • GOD and Heaven (Spatially Speaking)

    What does Scripture tell us about GOD and heaven’s location? How should we think about GOD in terms of location? What answers can we obtain regarding where, exactly, the righteous live after death? This video seeks to answer these questions and more.

  • Biblical Principle #70: The Bible Story is About the Fulfillment of Abraham’s Promises

    Biblical Principles List Principle The focus of the entire Bible story is how God fulfilled His promises to Abraham (and his descendants). Explanation We previously established that GOD made Abraham a series of promises as a reward for Abraham’s faith. However, Abraham and all the faithful in Scripture lived their life without receiving the promises.…

  • An Important Truth from GOD’s Promises to Abraham

    GOD’s promises to Abraham are an important component of the narrative of Scripture. It is, after all, a result of these promises that Israel arises as GOD’s chosen people. And the entirety of Scripture concerns GOD’s people and their struggle against evil and the unfolding of GOD’s plan of redemption. GOD did not reveal to…

  • Looking for a Place Where I Belong (Inspired by Switchfoot)

    In September 2011, Switchfoot released the album Vice Verses. In my opinion, they saved the best for last. Track 12 is entitled “Where I Belong” and, despite strong competition, this song is by far my favorite on the CD. In fact, it has stirred my heart in a special way, so I wanted to share some thoughts…

  • March 16 – Man’s Wisdom Versus GOD’s

    Reading Judg. 2:8-9 Josh. 24:33 Judg. 1:1-10, 16-19 Josh. 15:13-14 Judg. 1:11-15, 22-26 Josh. 13:13; 16:10 Josh. 17:11-13 Josh. 15:63 Judg. 1:21, 30-36; 2:1-5 Devotional  In today’s text, the bones of Joshua, Eleazar (the son of Aaron) the high priest, and Joseph are all buried in the Promised Land. This ends the last living connections to Moses and…

  • February 13 – Receiving an Inheritance

    Reading Num. 26:1-65 Devotional GOD told Moses and Eleazar, the priest, to count the men from each tribe who were over 20 years old. There were 601,730 total men in this number. Afterward, GOD said to Moses: To these the land shall be divided as an inheritance, according to the number of names. To a…