Tag: promises

  • 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 #270: Financially Loving the Poor

    Biblical Principles List Principle In the Law of Moses, God told Israel to be generous towards the poor who were in need, financially. Explanation We previously established that GOD instructed Israel to cancel debts towards fellow Israelites every seven years. One easy-to-anticipate side effect of such a requirement would be the increasing difficulty of obtaining…

  • 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…

  • Biblical Principle #113: God Renamed Jacob to Israel

    Biblical Principles List Principle God renamed Jacob to Israel. Explanation When GOD called Abraham to follow Him, his name was Abram. In time, GOD renamed Abram to Abraham. 1 When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the Lord appeared to Abram and said to him, “I am your God; be pleasing before Me and blameless. 2…

  • Biblical Principle #69: God Made Promises to Abraham (and His Descendants)

    Biblical Principles List Principle God made special promises to Abraham and Abraham’s descendants. Explanation When GOD called Abraham to leave his homeland to go to Canaan, GOD made Abraham special promises—promises that also applied to Abraham’s descendants. At first, the promises were broad and general. 1 Now the Lord said to Abram, “Get out of…

  • Biblical Principle #68: God Called Abraham

    Biblical Principles List Principle God called Abraham to become the father of the faithful. Explanation At the Tower of Babel, GOD divided Noah’s descendants into nations. GOD placed angels as rulers over each of these nations. But GOD foreknew that these angels would be tempted by Satan and quickly become corrupt. The great chess match…

  • 3 Psalms That Will Encourage You During Evil Times

    Do you find yourself feeling depressed over the increase of evil around you? I do. Here are 3 psalms that will lift your spirits and help you express your emotions to GOD. Read this ⬇️ and you’ll feel encouraged.

  • My Tribute to Amy Baswell Hall

    Early on Thursday morning, March 26, 2015, I got out of bed in my hotel room near Washington D.C. My wife Holly and I were preparing for the long drive back home to Alabama by getting an early start. As is my habit, I quickly checked my phone for any text messages before jumping in…

  • GOD Promises to Transform Us into Jesus’ Image (That’s Weighty!)

    The word “image” is found 20 times in the 2011 NIV translation of the New Testament. Several of these Scriptures have to do with the image of GOD (or Jesus). Consider three of these Scriptures with me: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,…

  • Stop Praying for What’s Already Been Given (Things We Pray for That GOD’s Already Promised)

    In a previous post, I opined that we should stop praying meaningless phrases that have become habit. If we want prayer to have its optimal effect in our life, we need to be thoughtful in what we say to and ask of GOD. In this post, I want to look at two specific common prayer requests…