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Today's Devotion

Partial Obedience

  • March 20, 2019 | 2 Chronicles 25:8

Probably every parent of teenagers can relate to this experience: the parent issues an instruction or relays a story, while the teen nods and murmurs “um-hmm” without looking up from his mobile phone. A few minutes later, the parent asks, “Did you hear me?” “Um-hmm,” the teen replies without moving. When the young person still sits looking at his phone, the parent demands: “Were you listening to me?” “Oh, sorry—what did you say?” Half listening is scarcely better than fully ignoring someone.

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Today with the President

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When Solomon dedicated the temple, he prayed: “But will God really dwell on earth with humans? The heavens, even the highest heavens, cannot contain you. How much less this temple I have built!” (2 Chron. 6:18). The temple in Jerusalem was not a container for God. He is always present everywhere and “does not live in temples built by human hands” (Acts 17:24). But God did reveal His presence there in a unique way, and His glory was visibly seen (2 Chron. 7:1–3). The same thing happened during the time of Moses with the tabernacle (Lev. 9:24).

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We are so encouraged by our Today in the Word family! Thank you for praying with us and for us each day. When you lift up the individual names of the Moody Bible Institute staff before the throne of God, you are participating in kingdom work. Many members of our staff say they feel especially encouraged on the day you pray for them.

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