Tag: vow

  • Biblical Principle #232: Fulfilling Vows

    Biblical Principles List Principle God expects vows made to Him to be kept. He considers a broken vow to be sin. Explanation GOD told Moses to warn Israel: 22 “If you should make a vow to the Lord your God, you shall not delay to pay it; for the Lord your God will surely require…

  • Biblical Principle #231: Israel’s Vows of Dedication

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God gave instructions for the proper fulfillment of vows of persons, animals, houses, and land that an Israelite dedicated to His service. Explanation We previously established that some Israelites took a special purity vow known as the Nazarite vow. Others might vow service of themselves, other…

  • Biblical Principle #230: The Nazirite Vow

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, GOD gave guidelines for Israelites who took a Nazarite vow. Explanation We previously established that certain individuals were set apart from the assembly of Israel in a preventative manner for maintaining the purity of the whole. Similarly, certain individuals were set apart in a unique sense…

  • How to Succeed at Dating and Build a Healthy Marriage (That Stands the Test of Time)

    How do you date effectively (from a Christian perspective)? How do you parent teenage kids who are dating, without going insane or worrying excessively? How do you build a healthy marriage that fulfills your needs and fills your life with joy? What are the keys to strengthening your marriage so that it can withstand life’s…

  • December 11 – Paul Arrested in Jerusalem

    Reading Acts 21:17-23:35 Devotional When Paul arrived in Jerusalem, in the spring of 58 A.D., he was greeted warmly. The following day he went to see James, the brother of Jesus, and the elders. Paul reported to them all of the things GOD had done among the Gentiles through their ministry. They praised GOD at…

  • December 1 – 1 Corinthians (part 2) – Don’t Divorce

    Reading 1 Cor. 5:1-11:16 Devotional In today’s reading, Paul instructs the Corinthian Christians about a number of subjects, including holy living, dealing with sinful brethren, judging disputes, not suing one another, marriage, eating of meat that was sacrificed to idols, individual rights, preaching the gospel, and roles of men and women. For today’s devotional, I…

  • October 12 – Without Strong Leadership, People Fall Away

    Reading Neh. 13:4-11, 15-31; 12:27-47; 13:12-14, 1-3 Devotional Twelve years after his first trip to Jerusalem, Nehemiah returned to the Persian palace in Susa. Sometime afterward, Nehemiah was told that the spiritual condition in Israel was not good, so he again asked King Artaxerxes for permission to return to Jerusalem, and the king agreed. The…

  • September 29 – The Inconsistency of Man

    Reading Psalm 78 Devotional Today begins a three-day look at the remaining 11 psalms which were written after the captivity and punishment of Judah was over. Psalm 78 recounts GOD’s history with Israel. The theme of the psalm is that GOD has always been consistent, strong and faithful towards Israel despite Israel’s numerous rebellions and…

  • August 6 – First Deportation from Judah

    Reading 2 Kings 24:1a 2 Chron. 36:6-7 2 Kings 24:7 Jer. 25:1-38; 35:1-19 Devotional In 605 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar king of Babylon invaded the land of Judah and attacked King Jehoiakim. He took the first captives back to Babylon, among which was the young man Daniel. Nebuchadnezzar took articles from the temple and put them in…

  • June 17 – Hosea: GOD’s Object Lesson to Israel

    Reading Hos. 1:1-2:23; 3:1-5 Devotional GOD is love (1 John 4:8). He loved Israel so much that He went to great lengths to get them to see their wickedness, calling them to repent so that He might turn from His building anger. In the days of Jeroboam II, king of Israel, GOD sent the prophet…