Tag: servants

  • Biblical Principle #266: Israel’s Law for Acquiring Slaves

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for owning slaves. Explanation Like all ancient cultures, slavery was an acceptable aspect of Israelite culture. However, as part of the Law of Moses, GOD gave specific instructions for the selection, care, protection, and release of slaves. Acquiring Slaves 44 As for…

  • Biblical Principle #265: Israel to Promptly Pay Wages

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed the Israelites to promptly pay workers the wages they had earned. Explanation As with so many of the instructions in the Law of Moses where GOD’s commands were intended for the protection of the poor and needy, so it was here: 14 “You shall…

  • The Role of Deacons in the Church (One of the Most Misunderstood Church Roles)

    One of the most misunderstood and misapplied roles within the church is that of deacons. I’ve been writing about various matters related to the church and Christian life, pointing out the challenge of trying to separate what currently is from what should be. The goal is to properly understand GOD’s intention for Christian life and…

  • The Purpose of the Various Roles in the Church (And Why GOD Gave These Roles)

    What roles exist within Jesus’ church? Why did GOD create these specific roles? Before diving into these questions, let me provide some context… This post is a continuation of thoughts regarding the big picture of Christian life and Jesus’ church. If you’re joining in the middle of this journey, I’d encourage you to start here:…

  • September 8 – Job’s Great Loss

    Reading Job 1:1-3:26 Devotional Today we begin reading the account of Job. Our reading will be taken from the book of Job through the next ten days. It is uncertain when the book of Job was written, but the man Job lived a long, long time ago, hundreds of years before Abraham. Job is referred…