Tag: respect

  • Biblical Principle #256: Israel’s Punishment for Parental Assault

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who hit their father of mother was put to death. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave strict instructions about Israelites honoring their father and mother. If an Israelite hit their father or mother, they were to be put to death: 15 He…

  • Biblical Principle #242: Israelites to Respect Court

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded the Israelites to obey the court rulings and respect the officials. Explanation The Law of Moses included instructions for handling court cases and escalating difficult cases. GOD commanded Israel to respect both the judgments rendered and the officials of the courts. 10 You shall…

  • How to Balance Reverence and Friendship in Your Relationship with GOD

    In recent posts, I’ve been discussing the importance of confession in our relationships with GOD and fellow Christians. When discussing our relationship with GOD, one of the aspects that I think doesn’t get discussed enough is the balance between reverential respect and close friendship. I can absolutely see why it may be difficult for us…

  • December 9 – Practical Life Lessons

    Reading Rom. 12:1-16:27 Devotional Today’s reading concludes Paul’s letter to the Romans. These chapters are filled with very helpful, practical wisdom from GOD. Let’s consider some of these principles for today’s devotional: 1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and…

  • October 25 – Jesus Heals, Opposition Grows

    Reading Mark 2:13-14 Matt. 9:10-13; Luke 5:29-32 Luke 5:33-39 John 5:1-3, 5-47 Matt. 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28 Matt. 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11 Matt. 12:15-21; Mark 3:7-12 Luke 6:12-19 Devotional One day while walking along the Sea of Galilee and teaching a crowd, Jesus called Matthew, who was a tax collector, to come follow Him, and…

  • October 11 – Ezra Reads the Law of Moses

    Reading Neh. 8:1-10:39 Devotional On the first day of the seventh month in the year 444 B.C., the Israelites gathered in Jerusalem as Ezra read the Law of Moses. Here’s what the Bible says about these events: 1 Now all the people gathered together as one man in the open square that was in front…

  • September 16 – Sometimes Young People Must Confront the Older

    Reading Job 32:1-37:24 Devotional Now that Job’s three friends—Eliphaz, Bildad and Zophar—have finally run out of things to say to Job, we are introduced to a young man named Elihu who has been present throughout the dialogue thus far, but is just now choosing to speak. Elihu accuses the other three of condemning Job despite…

  • 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.…

  • August 2 – Josiah’s Sweeping Reforms

    Reading 2 Kings 22:3-7; 2 Chron. 34:8-13 2 Kings 22:8; 2 Chron. 34:14-15 2 Chron. 34:16-32 2 Kings 23:4-14, 24; 2 Chron. 34:33 2 Kings 23:15-20 2 Chron. 35:1-19, 26-27 Devotional King Josiah is fully committed to the LORD. In the 18th year of his reign he repaired the temple, during which some workers found…

  • July 10 – Hezekiah’s Last Years

    Reading 2 Kings 18:13-16; 20:1-11 Isa. 38:9-20 2 Chron. 32:25-30 2 Kings 20:12-19 2 Chron. 32:31, 1-8 2 Kings 18:17-25; 2 Chron. 32:9-15 2 Kings 18:26-35; 2 Chron. 32:16, 18-19 2 Kings 18:36-37; 19:1-36 2 Chron. 32:21a-b, 22-23 2 Kings 20:20-21a; 2 Chron. 32:32-33a Devotional In his latter years, Hezekiah had problems with Sennacherib, king of…