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Courage and Obedience

  • Mar 2022 Issue
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Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go.—Joshua 1:9

In March we celebrate Women’s History Month and the significant contribution of women to historic and cultural events. Last March in Today in the Word, we honored the role of women in biblical history by studying women from the Pentateuch: Eve, Sarah, Rebekah, Rachel, and others. This month we continue that theme. In these stories we see courageous obedience, bold leadership, God-given wisdom, and sacrificial love. We also see grief and bitterness, deceit and fear, jealousy, lust, and pain. Ultimately, we see the hand of God in people’s lives. Through this study, we will:

  • Appreciate the role of women in God’s redemption narrative
  • Recognize God’s providential grace, love, and power
  • Be challenged and encouraged to walk worthy of God’s calling

Your devotional author,
Kelli Worrall

Kelli Worrall is a Professor of Communications and the Chair of the Division of Music and Media Arts at Moody Bible Institute. She is the author of several books, including Pierced and Embraced: 7 Life-Changing Encounters with the Love of Christ. Kelli and her husband, Peter, often speak at marriage, college, and young adult retreats. They are parents of two children through adoption and enjoy decorating their Craftsman house.

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BY Ryan Cook

Dr. Ryan Cook has taught at Moody Bible Institute since 2012. He earned his bachelor of arts in Bible and Theology from Moody and his master of arts in Old Testament from Grand Rapids Theological Seminary. He has worked in Christian education and served as a pastor in Michigan for seven years. During his time as a professor at Moody, he earned his doctorate from Asbury Theological Seminary. He now lives with his wife, Ashley, and their three children in the Chicagoland area.


Managing Editor: Jamie Janosz, Senior Editor: Elena Mafter, Contributing Editor: John Koessler, Writer: Kelli Worrall, Art Director: Lynn Gabalec, Graphic Designer: Rachel Hutcheson, Marketing & Production: Paul B. Currie

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