Tag: violence

  • Biblical Principle #259: Israel’s Mid-fight Protection of Male Genitals

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, if two men were fighting and one’s wife stepped in to help her husband by grabbing the other man’s genitals, her hand was to be chopped off. Explanation Apparently, GOD considered this “assist” from one man’s wife an extremely-unfair advantage to the victim, because the punishment…

  • Biblical Principle #256: Israel’s Punishment for Parental Assault

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, an Israelite who hit their father of mother was put to death. Explanation Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave strict instructions about Israelites honoring their father and mother. If an Israelite hit their father or mother, they were to be put to death: 15 He…

  • Biblical Principle #55: God Destroyed the Ancient World with a Flood

    Biblical Principles List Principle God destroyed the ancient world with a flood. Explanation The Bible asserts that, because of the great wickedness and corruption that was on the earth, GOD destroyed the ancient world with a flood. 5 Then the Lord God saw man’s wickedness, that it was great in the earth, and every intent…

  • Why American Mass Shootings will Continue

    Early Sunday morning, June 12, 2016, it happened again. Another mass shooting. This time the culprit was an American citizen claiming Islamic ties who shot and killed 50 people in a gay nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Prior to now, I have not written anything about mass shootings in America. I’ve bitten my tongue each time.…

  • October 5 – Malachi’s Message of Repentance

    Reading Mal. 1:1-4:6 Devotional The book of Malachi was written sometime between 500-460 B.C. The prophet Malachi receives a message from GOD which is a series of questions and answers given in rebuke of the Jews who have fallen into discouragement and are guilty of simply going through the motions of serving GOD, but their…

  • August 23 – Prosperity Will Return for Israel

    Reading Jer. 33:10-13; 30:1-24; 31:1-26 Devotional The heart of GOD can be clearly seen during today’s reading. GOD is in the middle of a severe punishment of His people because of their sins. Nebuchadnezzar is attacking the city and GOD has promised numerous times to give it over to him. Those who remain in the…

  • August 5 – Habakkuk Questions, GOD Responds

    Reading Hab. 1:1-3:19 Devotional The book of Habakkuk is only three chapters, but it contains a number of important lessons for us to remember. Habakkuk was a prophet who lived at the same time as Jeremiah. He knew what the LORD was in the process of doing, using foreign nations to punish His children Israel…

  • June 27 – Micah’s Prophecy to Judah (Part 3)

    Reading Micah 6:1-7:20 Devotional Today’s reading concludes our look at Micah’s prophecy to Judah. GOD reminds Judah of His goodness and faithfulness to them and of their betrayal. He tells them what their life purpose is: 6 With what shall I come before the LORD, And bow myself before the High God? Shall I come…

  • June 23 – GOD Sends Isaiah to Judah

    Reading Isa. 1:1-9; 5:1-7; 1:10-17, 21-26; 2:6-18; 3:8-4:1; 32:9-11; 5:8-23 Devotional Isaiah was sent to Judah with a similar message to that of Amos, during the reigns of Uzziah, Jotham, Ahaz and Hezekiah. In today’s reading GOD outlines the sins of Judah. GOD’s message through Isaiah begins: 2 Hear me, you heavens! Listen, earth! For…

  • June 20 – Amos: Prepare to Meet Your GOD, O Israel

    Reading Amos 1:1-4:13 Devotional In the days of Uzziah, king of Judah, and Jeroboam II, king of Israel, GOD called a shepherd named Amos from Tekoah, near Bethlehem, to prophesy. Not surprisingly, GOD is very displeased at the situation among the nations with all of the idolatry and violence, and He begins His message through…