Tag: slaves

  • 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 #258: Israel’s Guidelines for Prosecuting Slave Abuse

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave Israel guidelines for when to prosecute slave abuse. Explanations Under the Law of Moses, GOD permitted Israelites to own slaves under certain conditions. However, GOD also gave guardrails for when to prosecute the assault of slaves as having gone too far:

  • March 12 – Always Ask GOD for Wisdom

    Reading Josh. 9:1-12:24 Devotional After the Israelites conquered Jericho and Ai, the kings in the nearby region heard what happened. Many of them allied together to attack the Israelites, but one nation took a different approach. The Gibeonites resorted to trickery instead of war. The Bible says: But when the inhabitants of Gibeon heard what…

  • March 16 – Man’s Wisdom Versus GOD’s

    Reading Judg. 2:8-9 Josh. 24:33 Judg. 1:1-10, 16-19 Josh. 15:13-14 Judg. 1:11-15, 22-26 Josh. 13:13; 16:10 Josh. 17:11-13 Josh. 15:63 Judg. 1:21, 30-36; 2:1-5 Devotional  In today’s text, the bones of Joshua, Eleazar (the son of Aaron) the high priest, and Joseph are all buried in the Promised Land. This ends the last living connections to Moses and…

  • February 24 – Do Not Take Advantage of One Another

    Reading Devotional GOD gave the Israelites instructions regarding the land they were to possess. Every seventh year the Israelites were to allow the land to lie desolate—that is, to not farm it. As long as they obeyed GOD He would bless them with three years-worth of produce every sixth year so they had plenty to…