Tag: sacrifice

  • 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 #228: Israel to Ceremonially Cleanse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite was to purify themselves following specific events that made them ceremonially unclean to GOD. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD specified four categories of uncleanness that required a form of ceremonial cleansing: Here is what the Law said about each of these categories:…

  • 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 #215: Israel to Celebrate Feast of Weeks (Pentecost)

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, Israel was commanded to celebrate the Feast of Weeks seven weeks after the Feast of Unleavened Bread. Explanation The Feast of Weeks was the second major feast in the Israelite callendar, following Passover / Feast of Unleavened Bread. Eventually the Feast of Weeks became known as…

  • Biblical Principle #211: Special Instructions Upon Conquest of Canaan

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to follow specific instructions after they took possession of the land of Canaan. Explanation The Law of Moses included several instructions specific to the period of time following conquest of the land of Canaan. Special Dedication of Fruits 1 “And it shall be,…

  • Biblical Principle #210: Israel to Tithe (for Specific Things)

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel to tithe for certain specific things. Explanation GOD instructed Israel under the Law of Moses to tithe. However, certain details are often overlooked about tithing under the Law. For example: Here is what the Scripture says about tithing under the Law of Moses:

  • Biblical Principle #209: Israel to Offer its Firsts to God

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel to offer its first and best to God. Explanation In the Law of Moses, GOD gave several instructions about “first’s.” Israelites were instructed to give or redeem these firsts: 28 You shall not delay to offer the first of your threshing floor and fruit…

  • Biblical Principle #203: God Forbid Child Sacrifice

    Biblical Principles List Principle God specifically forbid Israel from sacrificing their children. Explanation GOD specifically forbid Israel from sacrificing their children: 1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 2 “Again, you shall say to the children of Israel, ‘Whoever of the children of Israel, or of the resident aliens dwelling in Israel, gives any…

  • Biblical Principle #202: Punishment for Sacrificing to Other Gods was Death

    Biblical Principles List Principle Any Israelite who sacrificed to another god was to be put to death. Explanation We previously established that GOD forbid idolatry and any worship of other gods besides Himself. The punishment for sacrificing to other gods was death: 19 He who sacrifices to any god except to the Lord alone, he…

  • Biblical Principle #173: Priests Received Israel’s Firstfruits

    Biblical Principles List Principle God gave the firstfruits of Israel’s blessings to the priests as provisions for them and their family. Explanation GOD provided special blessings for the Levitical priests. Among these blessings were the first and best of Israel’s produce and reproduction.