Tag: righteousness

  • Biblical Principle #249: Israel Not to Accept Ransom for Murder

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel not to accept a ransom for the life of a murderer who deserved to die. Explanation We have previously established the consequences that the Law of Moses prescribed for various situations involving murder. One special instruction that deserves its own Principle is not…

  • Biblical Principle #243: Israel’s Judges to Rule Justly

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed Israel’s judges to maintain justice and never accept bribes. Explanation We have previously established that: GOD also instructed, through the Law, that Israel’s judges were to behave justly, maintain righteous judgments, not perverting justice or accepting bribes. Here are some passages that speak to…

  • Biblical Principle #240: Israel to Appoint Local Judges

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to appoint judges and officials in every town. Explanation The government of Israel was to come from among their own brethren. We previously established how the eventual king was to come from among their brethren. So also the local officials. 18 “You shall appoint…

  • The Bible’s Proverbs on Speech (Wise and Foolish Talk)

    If you read my family devotionals, or if we’ve talked about spiritual matters in recent years, you probably know that I am a big fan of The Daily Bible. In fact, it has been one of my top five purchases ever. For this post, I’m going to “borrow” from The Daily Bible’s topical organization of the…

  • September 28 – What GOD Wants

    Reading Zech. 7:1-8:23 Ezra 6:14-22 Devotional In today’s reading, the people of Bethel went to the priests to ask the LORD whether they should continue mourning and fasting at a specific time each year, as their custom had been. The LORD spoke to Zechariah and His reply is the basis for today’s devotional. 4 Then…

  • June 27 – Micah’s Prophecy to Judah (Part 3)

    Reading Micah 6:1-7:20 Devotional Today’s reading concludes our look at Micah’s prophecy to Judah. GOD reminds Judah of His goodness and faithfulness to them and of their betrayal. He tells them what their life purpose is: 6 With what shall I come before the LORD, And bow myself before the High God? Shall I come…

  • April 27 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 9)

    Reading Psalm 40; 49; 50; 73 Devotional Psalm 40 GOD hears our cry. He lifts us out of the slimy pit, out of the mud and mire and sets our feet upon a rock. He gives us songs to sing so that people will see and fear and trust in Him. Psalm 49 This psalm…