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)

The Rejected Shepherd

December 14, 2016

The Rejected Shepherd Like many Old Testament prophets, Zechariah was instructed by God to enact a “living parable” as a way to illustrate God’s message to His people. In today’s reading, God told Zechariah to take the role of a shepherd to demonstrate God’s relation to Israel. This was not a happy task. Zechariah was to care for a flock...

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Minor Prophets
https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/12/devotions/14/
todayintheword.org December 14, 2016

God’s Servant and Branch

December 8, 2016

God’s Servant and Branch In ancient Israel, the three major offices were prophet, priest, and king. The prophet delivered God’s word, the priest presided over worship, and the king ruled God’s people. Previously, we have seen how Jesus fulfilled the role of prophet. Today’s reading points to Christ as priest and king. Through Zechariah, God...

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Minor Prophets
https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/12/devotions/8/
todayintheword.org December 8, 2016

A Humble King Arrives

December 13, 2016

A Humble King Arrives When the Jews successfully revolted against their Seleucid oppressors in the second century b.c., they brought palm branches to Jerusalem in celebration. Later, palm branches would appear on Jewish coins commemorating their revolt against Rome. Within ancient Jewish history, palm branches symbolized victory and nationalism.

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Minor Prophets
https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/12/devotions/13/
todayintheword.org December 13, 2016

Cleansing from Sin

December 18, 2016

Cleansing from Sin The opening lines of Count Zinzendorf’s eighteenth-century hymn speak of being clothed in Christ’s righteousness: “Jesus, Thy blood and righteousness / My beauty are, my glorious dress; / Midst flaming worlds, in these arrayed, / With joy shall I lift up my head.” The imagery of the hymn echoes the scene in today’s reading.

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Minor Prophets
https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/12/devotions/18/
todayintheword.org December 18, 2016

Freedom and Salvation for the World

December 22, 2016

Freedom and Salvation for the World Many students of history know the famous cry of Patrick Henry, “Give me liberty, or give me death!” The notion of freedom is a bedrock of many nations, including the United States. According to commentator James Montgomery Boice, today’s reading from Micah also includes a “list of freedoms” that only God...

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Minor Prophets
https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/12/devotions/22/
todayintheword.org December 22, 2016

Pierced for Us

December 15, 2016

Pierced for Us Crucifixion brought death by asphy- xiation, the weight of the hanging body gradually suffocating the one crucified. Soldiers could speed death, however, by breaking the legs, thereby preventing the natural intake of breath. That is the scene in today’s reading. Having been unfairly tried and flogged, Jesus was hung on a Roman...

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Minor Prophets
https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/12/devotions/15/
todayintheword.org December 15, 2016

The Way Is Prepared

December 2, 2016

The Way Is Prepared Transitions are significant turning points in the lives of people and nations. As the last of God’s prophets to ancient Israel, Malachi represents an equally important transition from the old covenant to the new. The people had returned from exile and the temple was rebuilt, but Malachi proclaimed a “messenger” who would...

  • Topics:
  • Devotions
  • Minor Prophets
https://www.todayintheword.org/issues/2016/12/devotions/2/
todayintheword.org December 2, 2016

CONNECT WITH US


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


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