This site uses cookies to provide you with more responsive and personalized service and to collect certain information about your use of the site.  You can change your cookie settings through your browser.  If you continue without changing your settings, you agree to our use of cookies.  See our Privacy Policy for more information.

Search Results

Results shown: All (140) Devotions (126) Sovereignty (8) Minor Prophets (7)

Faithful Hearts and Strong Hands

July 13, 2019

Faithful Hearts and Strong Hands Marsha was a great organizer in the church. She had a knack for getting people involved. Whenever she made a plea for help from the congregation, she always quoted the same proverb: “Many hands make light work.” As Zechariah continued to respond to the question raised by the delegation from Bethel, he moved...

  • Topic:
  • Devotions July 13, 2019

Jerusalem the Golden

July 24, 2019

Jerusalem the Golden The hymn Jerusalem the Golden is based on a text by the twelfth century monk Bernard of Cluny. The hymn concludes with this prayer: Oh, sweet and blessed country The home of God’s elect! Oh, sweet and blessed country That eager hearts expect! In mercy, Jesus, bring us To that dear land of rest! You are, with God the Father...

  • Topic:
  • Devotions July 24, 2019

By My Spirit

July 6, 2019

By My Spirit In April, a fire ravaged the Notre Dame cathedral in Paris. The Gothic cathedral, which began construction in 1163, took nearly 300 years to be complete. Compared to this, the rebuilding of the temple in Jerusalem might seem relatively brief. However, discouragement can make even the most worthwhile effort seem to drag. Rebuilding...

  • Topic:
  • Devotions July 6, 2019

Crown Him Lord of All

July 10, 2019

Crown Him Lord of All On June 2, 1953, Queen Elizabeth was crowned in Westminster Abbey. The crown, which dates back to 1661, was solid gold. It weighed over four pounds. The Queen also held a golden globe wrapped by a band encrusted with diamonds, emeralds, rubies, sapphires, and pearls topped with a large amethyst. Today’s passage also...

  • Topic:
  • Devotions July 10, 2019

From Fasting to Feasting

July 15, 2019

From Fasting to Feasting Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is a diagnosis often given to those who experience a wide range of reactions after going through a tragedy, disaster, or terrifying event. Those who suffer from PTSD can spend years dealing with the consequences of a traumatic event and must often seek counseling. No doubt, those who...

  • Topic:
  • Devotions July 15, 2019

Our God Is a Consuming Fire

July 22, 2019

Our God Is a Consuming Fire Last year damaging wildfires swept through several states. During one of them, Nicole Jolley feared for her life. Flames surrounded her car and filled it with smoke. She called her husband on her cell phone, convinced she was speaking to him for the last time. “Nick, I’m gonna die, and I’m not gonna make it out...

  • Topic:
  • Devotions July 22, 2019

Judgment on Jerusalem’s Enemies

July 25, 2019

Judgment on Jerusalem’s Enemies Anne Rice, a well-known author and an atheist, wrote a series of books about the life of Christ. In the first, entitled Christ the Lord: Out of Egypt, she includes an author’s note which explains how and why she had been drawn back to God. She wanted to understand a historical mystery: the survival of the Jewish...

  • Topic:
  • Devotions July 25, 2019

A Jealous God

March 23, 2018

A Jealous God Many parents have had a version of this conversation with their children: “If you don’t clean your room, you can’t have a friend over to play,” or “If you don’t return the car with a full tank of gas, you may not borrow it next weekend.” The child does not clean her room or return the car filled with gas—and then acts shocked...

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Sovereignty March 23, 2018

A Shepherding God

March 28, 2018

A Shepherding God Kenneth Bailey, author of The Good Shepherd, was familiar with shepherding culture. He spent seven years as a child in the south of Egypt, returned years later to serve as pastor in rural Egyptian churches, and later lived in Bethlehem “where shepherds grazed their flocks around us.” Bailey brought these personal insights...

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Sovereignty March 28, 2018

God’s Intentions for the World

December 16, 2017

God’s Intentions for the World A GPS navigational system can be a useful tool when driving in unfamiliar territory. Sometimes after taking a wrong turn, however, the best navigational advice is simply, “Turn around.” Our reading today offers the spiritual equivalent to this GPS command: repentance. Although God was “very angry” (1:2) over...

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Jesus December 16, 2017


Moody Bible Institute
820 N. LaSalle Blvd. Chicago, IL 60610 
(800) DL-MOODY


Sign up for The Moody Connection, a monthly e-newsletter from Moody Bible Institute:


Moody exists to Proclaim the Gospel through equipping people to be biblically grounded, practically trained, and to engage the world through Gospel-centered living.

American Council on Gift Annuities logoCanadian Council of Christian Charities logo