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  • The Bible Commands us to Help the Weak and Poor

    The Bible is filled with reminders to help the poor and weak. Through these Bible verses, we can can know where God’s concern is and align with His heart more. Our God is a God of justice, and He is looking for faithful servants who can be His hands and feet, as well as those who can ...

  • Who were the Amalekites?

    Battle with the Amalekites, by Julius Schnorr von Carolsfeld (1860), representing Exodus 17:8-16. Answer: The Amalekites were a tribe first mentioned during the time of Abraham (Genesis 14:7). Though the Amalekites are not mentioned in the table of nations in Genesis 10, in Numbers 24:20 they ...

  • David’s Victory Over Goliath | 1 Samuel 17

    The remarkable biblical account of David and Goliath reads like a legend and teaches us applicable life lessons to face numerous giants in our own lives.The Philistines stood on one side of the hill while the Israelites stood on the other, with a valley between them. Day after day, a giant ...

  • Welcome 2019! Five Prayers for the New Year

    Greet the new year and make your resolutions with these inspirational prayers, written prayerfully and hand-picked for you by the Bible Portal team to encourage and strengthen you.  

  • 300 Warriors of Gideon

    Gideon and his men were camped at the spring of Harod, where the 135,000-strong army of the Midianites were just north of them. Gideon’s men of 32,000 was no match against them. However, God said, “You have too many men for me to deliver Midian into their hands, or Israel might boast ...

  • Is it important to know Greek and Hebrew when studying the Bible?

    Question: "Is it important to know Greek and Hebrew when studying the Bible?"Answer: Martin Luther, the great Protestant reformer, wrote the following in regard to the importance of understanding Greek and Hebrew when studying the Bible: "The languages are the sheath in which the sword of the ...

  • 10 Assurances from the Bible that God will Meet Your Needs

    God knows you more than you know yourself. Do you truly believe this? The Bible is full of assurances that Our Creator not only knows his children, but takes care of them. Here is just a handful of Bible verses to encourage you today. Read them aloud and declare his word upon your life today! ...

  • Pillar of Cloud by Day and Pillar of Fire by Night

    Exodus 13:17-2217 When Pharaoh let the people go, God did not lead them by way of the land of the Philistines, although that was near. For God said, “Lest the people change their minds when they see war and return to Egypt.” 18 But God led the people around ...

  • Train up a child in the way he should go

    Does the Bible promise that godly parenting will always result in godly children (Proverbs 22:6)?Answer: Proverbs 22:6 notes, “Train up a child in the way he should go; / even when he is old he will not depart from it” (ESV). Does this verse promise that raising children in a godly ...

  • Are Christians saints or sinners? Or both?

    Let's begin by defining what a saint is. Throughout the Apostle Paul's epistles to various churches, he addresses all believers in Christ as saints (Romans 1:7; 1 Corinthians 1:2; 2 Corinthians 1:1; Ephesians 1:1; Philippians 1:1; Colossians 1:2; 1 Timothy ...

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