Tag: rule

  • Biblical Principle #254: Israel’s Justice for Injuries

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses specified how Israel was to provide justice to an Israelite who was injured by a neighbor. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD prescribed the measure of justice for cases where an Israelite was injured by a neighbor. In essence, whatever happened was to be done back…

  • Biblical Principle #79: God Oversees All Nations

    Biblical Principles List Principle God oversees all nations (and keeps wickedness in check). Explanation GOD oversees and interacts with humanity at multiple levels. We have previously established that GOD is just, hates sin, and that all sin must be punished. At the individual level, GOD watches our lives, recording our actions in His books (see…

  • Biblical Principle #67: Angelic Overseers Became Corrupt

    Biblical Principles List Principle The angels assigned to oversee Gentile nations became corrupt. Explanation We have previously established that: Over time, Satan corrupted these angels who had been assigned to rule the Gentile nations. Genesis 11 covers the Tower of Babel and scattering of the nations. The first mention of idolatry is found about 1,000…

  • Jesus and Justice [Re-Thinking Christians’ Responsibility Towards Racism]

    In recent years, America has experienced numerous high-profile deaths of black people at the hands of white people and/or police. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Philando Castille. Ahmaud Arbery. The list goes on and on. The collective weight of these situations has reopened the already-raw wounds that many black people have felt for decades and centuries.…

  • October 2 – Zechariah’s Final Vision

    Reading Zech. 9:1-14:21 Devotional Some unknown years later, Zechariah receives one final vision from GOD. This vision refers in part to Jesus and to the eventual destruction of Jerusalem in 70 A.D. For today’s devotional, we want to focus on the new details that GOD reveals regarding future events from Jesus’ life. Jesus is referred to…

  • August 1 – GOD’s Pottery Lessons

    Reading Jer. 17:19-20:13 Devotional GOD utilized two pottery illustrations in an effort to help Judah see their situation before Him. Here is the first: 1 The word which came to Jeremiah from the LORD, saying: 2 “Arise and go down to the potter’s house, and there I will cause you to hear My words.” 3…

  • May 10 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 22)

    Reading Psalm 45; 47; 48; 87; 110 Devotional Psalm 45 The Messiah is the most excellent of men. His lips have been anointed with grace, since GOD has blessed Him forever. GOD’s throne will last forever, a scepter of justice will be the scepter of His kingdom. The Messiah loves righteousness and hates wickedness, therefore…

  • May 2 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 14)

    Reading Psalm 103; 104; 113; 114; 117 Devotional Psalm 103 The LORD’s name is holy. He forgives our sins, heals our diseases, redeems our life from the pit and crowns us with love and compassion. GOD satisfies our desires with good things so that our youth is renewed. He works righteousness and justice for the…

  • April 29 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 11)

    Reading Psalm 8; 9; 16; 19; 21; 24 Devotional Starting today we look at psalms of joy and praise. Psalm 8 GOD’s name is majestic in all the earth. He has set His glory above the heavens. GOD is mindful of man and cares for us. GOD has made man a little lower than the…

  • March 28 – Who Knows Best?

    Reading 1 Sam. 8:1-12:25 Devotional When Samuel was old, the Israelites demanded that he setup a king to rule over them. They said they wanted to be like all the other nations around them who were led by a king. Samuel was upset about this and he prayed to GOD, but GOD said: Heed the…