Tag: trust

  • 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:

  • Biblical Principle #237: King Not to Amass Horses, Wives, Wealth

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God forewarned Israel’s future kings not to amass horses, wives, and gold or silver. Explanation Knowing Israel would eventually desire a man to rule over them like the Gentile nations, GOD forewarned these Israelite kings in the Law, saying: 16 Wherefore he shall not multiply a…

  • Biblical Principle #75: Nothing is Impossible with God

    Biblical Principles List Principle Nothing is impossible with God. Explanation When Abraham was 99 years old, GOD again appeared to him. Now, GOD had already told Abraham that he would have a son, but that was before Ishmael was born. This time, GOD revealed that the promised son was not Ishmael but would come from…

  • Biblical Principle #72: Faith is Necessary to Please God

    Biblical Principles List Principle Faith is necessary to please God. Explanation The Bible asserts that faith is necessary to please GOD: 6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him. Hebrews 11:6 NIV We…

  • The Joy of Your Child Being Saved (Proud parent moment)

    Yesterday, I had the unsurpassable joy of baptizing my daughter Ashlyn into Jesus. The joy I feel is difficult to describe. When I awoke yesterday morning, I had no idea that it would be one of the best days of my life, all because of two events: Ashlyn is a kind, loving and thoughtful child.…

  • Top 10: Reasons I Believe the Bible is GOD’s Word

    Many people wonder if the Bible can be trusted. Is it really divine or a collection of stories, fairy tales, myths and legends meant to appease some innate need for religion. The Bible plainly states that faith is required in order to please GOD (see Hebrews 11:6). Therefore, we can rest assured that the Bible…

  • How Can I Know if I’m Saved?

    “How can I know if I am saved?” There is perhaps no more important question. Ultimately, the only opinion that truly matters is GOD’s, for He is our Creator, Sustainer and Judge. So we shall look to Him for answers. Here are three simple, yet weighty questions a person should ask themselves when trying to…

  • Acting Like Children

    This post was written by Jon Atchison. Becoming a parent changed my understanding of love, patience and re-calibrated my understanding of God’s love for me. If you’re a parent, I imagine you can relate to me in those thoughts and then far beyond. Additionally, I felt more secure in my relationship with God once I…

  • GOD Promises to Transform Us into Jesus’ Image (That’s Weighty!)

    The word “image” is found 20 times in the 2011 NIV translation of the New Testament. Several of these Scriptures have to do with the image of GOD (or Jesus). Consider three of these Scriptures with me: 28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him,…

  • Stop Praying for What’s Already Been Given (Things We Pray for That GOD’s Already Promised)

    In a previous post, I opined that we should stop praying meaningless phrases that have become habit. If we want prayer to have its optimal effect in our life, we need to be thoughtful in what we say to and ask of GOD. In this post, I want to look at two specific common prayer requests…