Tag: revenge

  • Biblical Principle #251: The Avenger of Blood

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, in certain situations, God permitted innocent Israelite bloodshed to be avenged. Explanation We previously established that, from GOD’s viewpoint, shedding innocent blood pollutes the land where that bloodshed occurs, and only the bloodshed of the guilty can undo that pollution. An Eternal Truth While this Principle…

  • Biblical Principle #248: God’s Instructions to Israel for Homicide

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel instructions for dealing with various situations involving homicide. Explanation As we have previously established, the Law of Moses governed all facets of life during GOD’s first covenant with Israel. Because people are imperfect, living in a sin-cursed world, GOD knew provisions needed to…

  • 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…

  • August 25 – GOD Will Avenge His People

    Reading Eze. 25:1-17; 26:1-16; 30:1-26; 31:1-18 Devotional In today’s reading, Ezekiel prophesies of the coming punishment upon the lands of Egypt, Ammon, Edom, Philistia, and Assyria. There are four primary reasons given for the punishment of these peoples: Their pride Their idolatry Their wickedness Their persecution of GOD’s people Israel In the past month or…

  • August 14 – GOD Says Medes Will Defeat Babylon

    Reading Jer. 50:41-46; 51:1-64a; 49:34-39; 34:8-22 Devotional In continuing His prophecy regarding the fall of Babylon, Jeremiah writes the following word from GOD: 41 “ Behold, a people shall come from the north, And a great nation and many kings Shall be raised up from the ends of the earth. 42 They shall hold the…

  • June 9 – Obadiah’s Prophecy Against Edom

    Reading Obadiah 1-21 Devotional In the days of Jehoram, king of Judah, the Edomites rebelled against Judah and set up their own king. The prophet Obadiah’s message is a rebuke against Edom for their revolt against Judah. While some believe that Obadiah’s prophecy is concerning another time period, perhaps 250 years later, The Daily Bible…

  • May 22 – Disharmony and Strife

    Reading Disharmony and Strife Solicitation to Evil – Prov. 1:10-19; 16:29; 25:26; 27:3; 28:10 Violence – Prov. 3:31-32; 21:7, 29 Murderers – Prov. 28:17 Causing Others Harm – Prov. 3:29-30 Revenge – Prov. 20:22; 24:28-29 Dissension and Strife – Prov. 6:16-19; 17:1; 18:18-19 Meddling – Prov. 26:17 Honesty Truthfulness – Prov. 12:20; 13:5; 24:26; 26:18-19…

  • April 22 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 4)

    Reading Psalm 61; 62; 64; 69 Devotional As we journey through the Psalms, our daily focus is upon what we learn of GOD. Today we learn that GOD: Has been my refuge and strong tower against the foe. Has heard my vows and given me the heritage of those who fear His name. Provides rest…

  • April 20 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 2)

    Reading Psalm 13; 17; 23; 26; 28; 31 Devotional As we journey through the Psalms, our daily focus is upon what we learn of GOD. Today we learn that GOD: Never fails in His love toward us. Provides salvation. Has been good to us. Will answer our prayer. Saves those who take their refuge in…

  • April 12 – Amnon, Tamar and Absalom

    Reading 2 Sam. 12:24-25 1 Chron. 3:4c-9 2 Sam. 13:1-14:24 Devotional Recall that GOD told David through Nathan the prophet that “the sword will never depart from your house” (2 Sam. 12:1-12). In today’s reading we see the beginning of this prophecy unfold. David had a son named Amnon. David had another son named Absalom…