Tag: rest

  • Biblical Principle #279: First Year for New Husbands

    Biblical Principles List Principle Israelite husbands were to stay home and bring happiness to their wife for their first year of marriage. Explanation GOD told Moses: 5 “If a man should take a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business; he shall be free at home one…

  • Biblical Principle #227: Israel to Keep Year of Jubilee

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to celebrate every 50th year as a Year of Jubilee. Explanation GOD told Moses to have Israel celebrate a year-long Jubilee every 50th year. It was to be a holy year where the land was to be left unworked, just like the Sabbath year…

  • Biblical Principle #226: Sabbath Rest for Land

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel to let the land rest every seventh year. There was to be no sowing, harvesting, or pruning vineyards. Explanation GOD said to Moses: 1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel and say…

  • Biblical Principle #212: Israel’s Sabbath Laws

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions regarding various sabbaths. Explanation A sabbath is a special day of rest. We have previously established that GOD implemented the sabbath rest for Israel during the exodus journey and that He included keeping the sabbath holy in the ten commandments He spoke…

  • 5 Reasons You Should Rest (Looking at rest from a biblical perspective)

    As I type this, I’m enjoying a relaxing Labor Day morning. The house is quiet; the kids spent last night at their aunt and uncle’s. It’s a good day. Sitting in my office getting caught up on various small tasks, I’m reminded of the importance of taking time to rest. And as I reflect, I am amused…

  • September 27 – Zechariah’s Eight Visions

    Reading Zech. 1:7-6:15 Devotional Two months after Haggai’s last prophecy, Zechariah is shown eight visions in a row concerning future events. These visions are similar in nature to those seen by Ezekiel and Daniel in recent years. The consistent message in these visions is assurance from GOD. In the first vision, GOD is assuring Zechariah…

  • August 5 – Habakkuk Questions, GOD Responds

    Reading Hab. 1:1-3:19 Devotional The book of Habakkuk is only three chapters, but it contains a number of important lessons for us to remember. Habakkuk was a prophet who lived at the same time as Jeremiah. He knew what the LORD was in the process of doing, using foreign nations to punish His children Israel…

  • July 27 – Ask for the Ancient Paths

    Reading Jer. 5:14-6:30 Devotional 16 Thus says the LORD, “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; And you will find rest for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ 17 “And I set watchmen over you, saying,…

  • July 19 – Three Important Truths from the Mind of GOD

    Reading Isa. 57:1-59:21 Devotional Today’s devotional will focus on three key truths that GOD gives us from His mind. 1. Why Righteous People Die One of the most frequently asked questions is, “Why do good people die?” GOD gives us the answer in Isa. 57:1-2: 1 The righteous perish, and no one takes it to…

  • Top 10: Reasons I Look Forward to Heaven

    I don’t know anything that is more encouraging than thinking about and anticipating heaven. Here are my top ten reasons why I’m looking forward to heaven. July 2017 Note: I first created this top ten list in mid-2011. Time and continued study and growth has changed my list somewhat. Here is my updated list. April…