Tag: Sabbath

  • 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 #217: Israel to Keep Annual Day of Atonement

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was to annually observe the Day of Atonement on the tenth day of the seventh month. Explanation The seventh month of the religious calendar (September-October) held three significant events: On the Day of Atonement, the high priest was to make atonement for the sins of…

  • 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…

  • Biblical Principle #128: God Prescribed the Sabbath Rest

    Biblical Principles List Principle God gave Israel the sabbath day to rest. Explanation When GOD began providing Israel with manna, as we previously established, He used the manna as an opportunity to test the Israelites’ faith, whether they would trust and obey. On the sixth day of each week, GOD told Israel through Moses to…

  • 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…

  • November 18 – Jesus Dies Upon the Cross

    Reading Mark 15:23, 25, 27-28; Luke 23:32-34a John 19:19-24 Matt. 27:39-44; Luke 23:35-43 John 19:25-27 Matt. 27:45-49; John 19:28-29 Luke 23:46; John 19:30 Matt. 27:51-56; Mark 15:39-41; Luke 23:47-49 John 19:31-37 Mark 15:42-45 Matt. 27:59-60; John 19:38b-42 Luke 23:55-56 Matt. 27:62-66 Devotional Today’s reading tells the story of the most important event in all of…

  • November 7 – Jesus Continues Teaching by Parables

    Reading Luke 13:22-18:14 Matt. 20:1-16 Devotional On His journey which eventually leads to Jerusalem, Jesus returned to Perea, the region where John the Baptist had been baptizing at the beginning of Jesus’ ministry. He taught many who came out to Him there and a lot of people believed on Him. It is here that Jesus…

  • October 25 – Jesus Heals, Opposition Grows

    Reading Mark 2:13-14 Matt. 9:10-13; Luke 5:29-32 Luke 5:33-39 John 5:1-3, 5-47 Matt. 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28 Matt. 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11 Matt. 12:15-21; Mark 3:7-12 Luke 6:12-19 Devotional One day while walking along the Sea of Galilee and teaching a crowd, Jesus called Matthew, who was a tax collector, to come follow Him, and…

  • October 24 – Jesus Begins the Great Galilean Ministry

    Reading Matt. 4:12-17; Luke 4:14-15 Luke 4:16-30 Luke 5:1-10a Matt. 4:18-22; Luke 5:10b-11 Mark 1:21-38 Matt. 4:23-25 Mark 1:40-45; 2:1-12 Devotional After Jesus heard that John the Baptist had been imprisoned by Herod, He returned to Galilee, staying in Capernaum. From this point forward Jesus began preaching repentance because the kingdom of heaven was near.…