Tag: work

  • Biblical Principle #268: Restrictions on Loan Pledges

    Biblical Principles List Principle The Law of Moses placed restrictions on loan pledges to protect the one in need. Explanation GOD gave Moses restrictions for Israel under the Law regarding pledges (collateral) for loans. This was to protect the person who needed the loan, so that they could repay it.

  • Biblical Principle #265: Israel to Promptly Pay Wages

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God instructed the Israelites to promptly pay workers the wages they had earned. Explanation As with so many of the instructions in the Law of Moses where GOD’s commands were intended for the protection of the poor and needy, so it was here: 14 “You shall…

  • Biblical Principle #226: Sabbath Rest for Land

    Biblical Principles List Principle Under the Law of Moses, God told Israel to let the land rest every seventh year. There was to be no sowing, harvesting, or pruning vineyards. Explanation GOD said to Moses: 1 Now the Lord spoke to Moses on Mount Sinai, saying, 2 “Speak to the children of Israel and say…

  • Biblical Principle #44: God Created Work

    Biblical Principles List Principle God created work. Explanation GOD created Adam and then placed him in the Garden of Eden. Then GOD gave Adam a purpose: 15 Then the Lord God took the man He formed and put him in the garden to tend and keep it. Genesis 2:15 OSB GOD created man (and woman)…

  • December 22 – GOD’s Will for You

    Reading 2 Pet. 1:1-3:18 Devotional Today’s reading is the second letter of Peter. As mentioned yesterday, this letter was written to all Christians living at the time and its focus was to: 1.) refute the false teaching which had arisen and thereby remind the Christians what their responsibility and mission for life was, and 2.)…

  • November 29 – 2 Thessalonians: Work Hard

    Reading  2 Thess. 1:1-3:18 Acts 18:12-19:22  Devotional Paul’s first letter to the Thessalonian Christians apparently raised some questions, which ultimately led to him writing a second letter which is entitled 2 Thessalonians in our Bibles today. In the second letter, Paul addresses confusion over when Jesus would return. Some were apparently mistakenly teaching that Jesus…

  • October 25 – Jesus Heals, Opposition Grows

    Reading Mark 2:13-14 Matt. 9:10-13; Luke 5:29-32 Luke 5:33-39 John 5:1-3, 5-47 Matt. 12:1-8; Mark 2:23-28 Matt. 12:9-14; Mark 3:1-6; Luke 6:6-11 Matt. 12:15-21; Mark 3:7-12 Luke 6:12-19 Devotional One day while walking along the Sea of Galilee and teaching a crowd, Jesus called Matthew, who was a tax collector, to come follow Him, and…

  • 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 9 – Nehemiah Completes Rebuilding the Walls

    Reading Neh. 4:1-6:16 Devotional Despite continued opposition from the Samaritan leader and others, Nehemiah pushed on in leading the reconstruction of Jerusalem’s walls and gates. In only 52 days, the people completed the rebuilding project. When the enemies of the Jews saw that the project was successfully completed, they lost their self-confidence and became afraid…

  • May 29 – Meaningless Human Pursuits

    Reading Eccl. 1:12-18; 2:1-11, 17-26; 4:1-16; 5:1-20; 6:1-9; 7:13-14; 8:2-15; 9:13-18 Devotional Solomon applied his heart to learning a lot about life in the search for happiness and true meaning. He began by pursuing much wisdom and knowledge. What he found, however, was that everything was meaningless. He said, “For with much wisdom comes much…