Tag: temptation

  • Biblical Principle #281: Israelite Forbidden from Remarrying Woman He Divorced

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses forbid an Israelite from remarrying an ex-wife, whom he had previously divorced, once she had remarried. Explanation GOD told Moses: 1 “But if someone takes a wife and he lives with her, and it happens that she does not find favor before him because he found in…

  • Biblical Principle #205: Israelites Tempting Idolatry to be Stoned

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who enticed another Israelite to worship other gods was to be put to death. Explanation It would be an understatement to say that GOD is serious about His children not worshiping other gods. The punishment for tempting a fellow Israelite to sin by idolatry…

  • Biblical Principle #38: Eating the Forbidden Fruit Altered Human Makeup

    Biblical Principles List Principle Eating the forbidden fruit altered humanity’s makeup. Explanation When Eve and Adam ate the forbidden fruit from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil in the Garden of Eden, it changed them. That sin altered their design. First, before they sinned, Adam and Eve had less awareness. After they…

  • Biblical Principle #37: God Provides an Escape in Every Temptation

    Principle With every temptation, God provides a way to escape without sinning. Explanation As difficult as it may be to understand why, GOD permitted Satan to tempt humans to sin. But temptation does not equate to being “forced” to sin. We always have the option to escape the temptation without sinning. GOD ensures there is…

  • Biblical Principle #36: God Allowed Satan to Tempt Humanity

    Biblical Principles List Principle God allowed Satan to tempt humanity. Explanation The Bible includes many things that are difficult for us to accept. One such truth is that, when GOD put Adam (and subsequently created Eve) in the Garden of Eden—which GOD Himself formed and caused good trees to grow within—GOD allowed Satan to tempt…

  • Book Review: The Power of a Praying Parent

    This post was written by Sandy Farmer. By: Stormie Omartian Published: April 1st 2014 by Harvest House Publishers (first published July 1st 1995) 224 pages Genre: Religious, Christian, Spirituality, Self-Help Source: Publisher via NetGalley (Thank you!!!) ( Goodreads | Amazon | Book Depository | Booksamillion.com ) * Note: The above links to Amazon, Book Depository,…

  • On Michael Sam, Popular Opinion and Real Courage

    If I could see what was trending on my personal Twitter timeline over the past 24 hours, I know what would be at the top: Michael Sam. Sam is a former standout football player for the Missouri Tigers who is entering the 2014 NFL Draft and last night announced to the world that he’s gay.…

  • How to Stop Committing the Same Sin (Overcoming Recurring Temptations)

    Raise your hand if you’ve ever struggled with the same sin for an extended period of time. Me:  Congratulations! If you raised your hand, this confirms that you’re human! I know some of us had doubts. ? Want to know how to stop committing the same sin over and over? The answer: accountability. … We…

  • December 25 – Run While Looking at Jesus

    Reading Heb. 10:19-13:25 Devotional Having explained why Jesus is superior to the old covenant, the Hebrew writer reminds his fellow Christians how they need to live. We need to draw near to GOD, and think about one another, how we can encourage each other to love and good deeds. And GOD wants us to continue…

  • 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,…