Tag: speech

  • Biblical Principle #239: Israel to Not Speak Ill of Rulers

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God commanded Israel to neither curse gods nor curse or speak badly against a ruler of Israel. Explanation This principle is based upon Exodus 22:28, which in most English Bibles, reads something like: 28 “You shall not curse God, nor curse a ruler of your people.…

  • The Bible’s Proverbs on Speech (Wise and Foolish Talk)

    If you read my family devotionals, or if we’ve talked about spiritual matters in recent years, you probably know that I am a big fan of The Daily Bible. In fact, it has been one of my top five purchases ever. For this post, I’m going to “borrow” from The Daily Bible’s topical organization of the…

  • How Parenting Can Change Your Speech (and Make You a Better Person)

    In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (The Sin of Cursing),” I mentioned how becoming a parent has impacted my speech. In this post, I want to elaborate on that thought and share some related thoughts regarding parenting. Newsflash: Parenting is hard. It’s hard on everybody. It’s hard on the parents, the kids, the siblings,…

  • Guard Your Heart (The Sin of Cursing)

    In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (Be Careful How You Talk),” we looked at how our speech is determined by our thoughts and that, if we want to make our speech more Christ-like, then we must make our thoughts more Christ-like. Today, I want to look at another aspect of our speech: cursing. Yesterday,…

  • Guard Your Heart (Be Careful How You Talk)

    The Bible says a lot about how we talk and the important role our speech plays in our lives. In the post entitled “Guard Your Heart (How to Keep Yourself from Sin),” I talked about the importance of replacing bad (i.e. worldly) input sources with good ones. Flooding your life with positive influences while ridding…

  • The Vicious Cycle of Traditionalism (What Prevents Christians from Growing)

    Over the years, I have observed a certain cycle which exists among many Christians and churches which seriously inhibits spiritual growth, robs people of joy and keeps people from experiencing the abundant life which Jesus promised (at least, this side of heaven). Let me show you. … In northwest India there is a place called…

  • Christian Standards aren’t Defined By Culture

    Too often, “Christians” today like the idea of being Jesus’ disciple, yet we want to live just like everyone else around us. Thing is, this problem isn’t new. If you’ve never heard, then I have news for you: GOD doesn’t play that game! Never has. GOD’s not fooled by a person’s professing to be a Christian—which…

  • December 20 – Letters from James and Jude

    Reading James 1:1-5:20 Jude 1-25 Devotional At the same time Paul and other apostles are working to spread the gospel, other important leaders within the church are also working and writing. Two of these men are James and Jude. These men are generally believed to be the James and Jude who were brothers of Jesus,…

  • December 14 – Paul’s Letter to the Colossians

    Reading Col. 1:1-4:18 Philemon 1-25 Devotional During the two years that Paul is under house arrest in Rome, he writes four letters which are sometimes called The Prison Epistles (the word “epistle” means a letter). Today we read Paul’s letter to the Colossians and to Philemon. Paul had not visited the city of Colosse, but…

  • 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…