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Today's Devotion

Personal Responsibility

  • October 17, 2019 | Exodus 21:1

The State of the Bible 2018 report, commissioned by the American Bible Society and conducted by Barna Research, found that Americans could be divided into five categories: (1) Bible Centered daily readers (9%), (2) Bible Engaged weekly readers (17%), (3) Bible Friendly (15%); and (4) Bible Neutral (5%). The fifth category, Bible Disengaged, was by far the most populated at 54 percent, those who rarely interacted with Scripture at all.

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Today with the President

Holy Hunger

Have you ever gone for an extended period of time without eating? Maybe you were trying to reduce calories or you skipped meals for a lab test. When we are hungry, our appetite demands to be satisfied. I wonder what would happen if we had that same type of insatiable hunger for God?

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From the Editors

Meet This Month’s Devotional Writer: Dr. Brad Baurain

Brad Baurain, is an associate professor at Moody Bible Institute and Moody Theological Seminary. He is also a former editor and the author of more than 70 issues of Today in the Word! One reader notes, "It was interesting to me to go through my stack of favorite past issues and realize the majority were written by one author. . . Dr. Brad Baurain!" Brad and his wife, Julia, have four children and live in northwestern Indiana.

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Theology Matters

The Theology of Exodus

Exodus is a book of history. We learn how God rescued the descendants of Abraham from slavery in Egypt, established them as a nation, and directed them to the Land of Promise. Exodus is also an autobiography of sorts because the story of its author, Moses, unfolds within these pages. We might even think Exodus is an exposé since it reveals the faithfulness and faithlessness of God's Old Testament people. But more than anything else, Exodus is a book of theology. While Moses and Israel play key roles in this book, God is firmly at the center.

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