Tag: wine

  • 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…

  • Biblical Principle #175: Levites Received Israel’s Tithes

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Levites were given the tithes offered by Israel. Explanation GOD provided special blessings for the Levites. Among these blessings were the tithe offerings from the Israelites. (A tithe means one tenth; it’s a fraction term.)

  • November 18 – Jesus Dies Upon the Cross

    Reading Mark 15:23, 25, 27-28; Luke 23:32-34a John 19:19-24 Matt. 27:39-44; Luke 23:35-43 John 19:25-27 Matt. 27:45-49; John 19:28-29 Luke 23:46; John 19:30 Matt. 27:51-56; Mark 15:39-41; Luke 23:47-49 John 19:31-37 Mark 15:42-45 Matt. 27:59-60; John 19:38b-42 Luke 23:55-56 Matt. 27:62-66 Devotional Today’s reading tells the story of the most important event in all of…

  • November 14 – The Upper Room

    Reading Luke 22:14-21, 23-30 John 13:1-21 Matt. 26:22-25; John 13:22-35 Luke 22:31-34; John 13:36-38 John 14:1-31a Luke 22:35-38 Matt. 26:20; John 14:31b Matt. 26:31-35 Devotional As the Jewish day transitioned from Wednesday to Thursday (Jews measured days from sunset to sunset), Jesus and His apostles met in the upper room, that Peter and John had…

  • October 23 – Jesus’ Early Work in Judea, Samaria, and Galilee

    Reading John 1:35-51; 2:1-25; 3:1-36; 4:1-54 Luke 3:19-20 Devotional Jesus gathered His first four apostles: Andrew, Peter, Philip and Nathanael. Andrew had been one of John the Baptist’s disciples and had left John to follow Jesus. Andrew asked Jesus where He was staying, followed Him and spent the day with Him. Andrew went and found…

  • October 4 – Esther Saves the Jews

    Reading Esther 5:1-10:3 Devotional Just as Esther said she would do, she went before King Xerxes without his request, on the third day. Xerxes was happy to see her and extended the golden scepter to her, sparing her life (recall that the penalty for approaching the Persian king without his request was death, unless he…

  • 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…

  • July 5 – Isaiah Foretells of the LORD’s Salvation

    Reading Isa. 24:1-23; 25:1-9; 26:1-27:1; 32:1-8; 35:1-10 Devotional In today’s reading Isaiah foretells of the destruction that GOD is bringing upon the peoples of the earth for their wickedness, and the coming salvation which He will bring for His people with the Messiah. 4 The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers,…

  • June 25 – Micah’s Prophecy to Judah (Part 1)

    Reading Micah 1:1-2:13 Devotional The prophet Micah preached his message received from GOD in Judah during the same time as Isaiah. Today we look at part 1 (of 3) of Micah’s message. It begins forcefully in condemnation against the nations: 1 The word of the LORD that came to Micah of Moresheth in the days…

  • May 2 – Seeing GOD in the Psalms (Part 14)

    Reading Psalm 103; 104; 113; 114; 117 Devotional Psalm 103 The LORD’s name is holy. He forgives our sins, heals our diseases, redeems our life from the pit and crowns us with love and compassion. GOD satisfies our desires with good things so that our youth is renewed. He works righteousness and justice for the…