Tag: responsibility

  • Biblical Principle #264: Laws for Injuries and Damages Suffered

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses prescribed economic remedies for specific situations involving injury or damage. Explanation The Law of Moses covered the following scenarios in this category: Open Pits 33 “If a man opens a pit, or digs a pit and does not cover it, and an ox or a donkey falls…

  • Biblical Principle #262: Law’s Solution for Disputed Losses

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses prescribed resolutions for scenarios involving disputed property losses. Explanation In certain cases, guilt might not be confessed and innocence might not be obvious. GOD gave Moses instructions for Israel in certain specific scenarios, saying: 7 “‘And if a person gives his neighbor silver or goods for safekeeping and…

  • What the Old Testament Teaches Us about Shepherds

    We are in the midst of a study of the various roles GOD has placed within the church and we’re currently thinking about elders. As we progress, it’s important to keep in mind what we have already established: the overall purpose of the church is to help transform individuals be into the image of Jesus,…

  • December 19 – 2 Timothy: Paul’s Final Letter

    Reading 2 Tim. 1:1-4:22 Devotional It seems that Paul was once again arrested and had to stand trial, and was apparently sentenced to death as a result of his defense of the gospel. Secular history affirms that Paul died a martyr’s death (a martyr is someone who is killed for a cause—in this case, for…

  • November 12 – Prophecy of Judgments

    Reading Mark 13:1-2 Matt. 24:3; Mark 13:3-4 Matt. 24:4-35; Mark 13:5-31; Luke 21:8-33 Matt. 24:36-51; Mark 13:34-37; Luke 21:34-36 Matt. 25:1-46 Devotional On the Tuesday before Jesus’ death, as He and His disciples left the temple, one of them pointed out the majesty of the stones and the buildings there. Jesus explained to them how…

  • October 20 – Jesus is Born

    Reading Luke 1:5-80 Matt. 1:18-25a Luke 2:1-38 Devotional Finally, after almost 10 months of daily reading, we reach the second most important event in human history—Jesus is born! (The most important event would be Jesus’ death, of course.) Let’s recap the major events of today’s reading. After 400 years of silence, GOD sends a message…

  • October 10 – Redistribution of the Population

    Reading Neh. 7:1-73; 11:1-36; 12:1-26 Devotional Today’s reading covers some administrative details regarding the remnant of Israelites who returned from captivity. Nehemiah appointed his brother Hanani, the one who had reported Jerusalem’s disrepair to Nehemiah months earlier while he was in Susa, as being in charge of Jerusalem, along with Hananiah, the commander of the…

  • August 18 – Personal Accountability

    Reading Eze. 15:1-18:32 Devotional Eze. 18 is one of the most important passages in the Bible. During Ezekiel’s day the Israelites were fond of saying, “The fathers eat sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge.” GOD rebuked them for using this proverb because what they were saying was, “Hey, we’re in this…

  • June 12 – Joash Becomes King of Judah

    Reading 2 Chron. 22:10-12 2 Kings 10:18-28, 30, 29, 31 2 Chron. 23:1-11 2 Kings 11:13-16 2 Chron. 23:16-21 2 Kings 12:2-3 Devotional Yesterday we read how Jehu killed Ahaziah, king of Judah. Ahaziah’s mother, Athaliah, forcefully took control of the throne and killed the entire royal family of Judah. But one boy, Joash, was…

  • June 11 – GOD Purges Judah and Israel

    Reading 2 Kings 8:23-24a; 2 Chron. 21:19, 20b 2 Kings 8:24b-26; 9:29; 2 Chron. 22:1-4 2 Kings 8:7-15, 28; 9:14b, 15a; 8:29b 2 Kings 9:1-14a, 15b-27; 2 Chron. 22:7 2 Kings 9:30-37; 10:1-14; 2 Chron. 22:8 2 Kings 9:28; 2 Chron. 22:9 2 Kings 10:15-17 Devotional Today’s reading is filled with terrible bloodshed, people killing people.…