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The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.

The Bible will keep you from sin, or sin will keep you from the Bible.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Bible-Priority
2.
True faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.

True faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.


3.
I have never yet known the Spirit of God to work where the Lord’s people were divided.

I have never yet known the Spirit of God to work where the Lord’s people were divided.


Author: D.L. Moody
4.
I never preach a sermon without thinking that possibly the Lord may come before I preach another.

I never preach a sermon without thinking that possibly the Lord may come before I preach another.


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We can stand affliction better than we can stand prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.

We can stand affliction better than we can stand prosperity, for in prosperity we forget God.


Author: D.L. Moody
6.
I would not give much for all that can be done by sermons if we do not preach Christ by our lives.

I would not give much for all that can be done by sermons if we do not preach Christ by our lives.


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A man who prays much in private will make short prayers in public.

A man who prays much in private will make short prayers in public.

Reference:   Christian History, n. 25.


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Earth recedes. Heaven opens before me. If this is death, it is sweet! There is no valley here. God is calling me, and I must go.

Earth recedes. Heaven opens before me. If this is death, it is sweet! There is no valley here. God is calling me, and I must go.


9.
God never made a promise that was too good to be true.

God never made a promise that was too good to be true.

Reference:   Christian History, n. 25.


Author: D.L. Moody
10.
Joy is love exalted; peace is love in repose; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in school; and temperance is love in training.

Joy is love exalted; peace is love in repose; long-suffering is love enduring; gentleness is love in society; goodness is love in action; faith is love on the battlefield; meekness is love in school; and temperance is love in training.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Love-Defined
11.
The law stops every man’s mouth. God will have a man humble himself down on his face before Him, with not a word to say for himself. Then God will speak to him, when he owns that he is a sinner, and gets rid of all his own righteousness.

The law stops every man's mouth. God will have a man humble himself down on his face before Him, with not a word to say for himself. Then God will speak to him, when he owns that he is a sinner, and gets rid of all his own righteousness.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Law-General
12.
Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can.

Let God have your life; He can do more with it than you can.


13.
Forgiveness is not that stripe which says, "I will forgive, but not forget." It is not to bury the hatchet with the handle sticking out of the ground, so you can grasp it the minute you want it.

Forgiveness is not that stripe which says, "I will forgive, but not forget." It is not to bury the hatchet with the handle sticking out of the ground, so you can grasp it the minute you want it.

Reference:   Christian History, n. 25.


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Merely reading the Bible is no use at all without we study it thoroughly, and hunt it through, as it were, for some great truth.

Merely reading the Bible is no use at all without we study it thoroughly, and hunt it through, as it were, for some great truth.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Bible-Reading
15.
As I go into a cemetery I like to think of the time when the dead shall rise from their graves… Thank God, our friends are not buried; they are only sown!

As I go into a cemetery I like to think of the time when the dead shall rise from their graves… Thank God, our friends are not buried; they are only sown!


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If you say “I will fast when God lays it on my heart,” you never will. You are too cold and indifferent to take the yoke upon you.

If you say “I will fast when God lays it on my heart,” you never will. You are too cold and indifferent to take the yoke upon you.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Fasting
17.
A good many are kept out of the service of Christ, deprived of the luxury of working for God, because they are trying to do some great thing. Let us be willing to do little things. And let us remember that nothing is small in which God is the source.

A good many are kept out of the service of Christ, deprived of the luxury of working for God, because they are trying to do some great thing. Let us be willing to do little things. And let us remember that nothing is small in which God is the source.


Author: D.L. Moody
18.
There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.

There are many of us that are willing to do great things for the Lord, but few of us are willing to do little things.


19.
God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.

God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.


20.
No one can sum up all God is able to accomplish through one solitary life, wholly yielded, adjusted, and obedient to Him.

No one can sum up all God is able to accomplish through one solitary life, wholly yielded, adjusted, and obedient to Him.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: God-Devotion_to
21.
It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion.  Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?

It is a masterpiece of the devil to make us believe that children cannot understand religion. Would Christ have made a child the standard of faith if He had known that it was not capable of understanding His words?


22.
I cannot preach on hell unless I preach with tears.

I cannot preach on hell unless I preach with tears.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Hell-Horrors
23.
The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.

The Scriptures were not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Bible-Purpose
24.
Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.

Some people think God does not like to be troubled with our constant coming and asking. The way to trouble God is not to come at all.


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Next to the wonder of seeing my Savior will be, I think, the wonder that I made so little use of the power of prayer.

Next to the wonder of seeing my Savior will be, I think, the wonder that I made so little use of the power of prayer.


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A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian…and most of all, his family ought to know.

A man ought to live so that everybody knows he is a Christian…and most of all, his family ought to know.


27.
We ought to see the face of God every morning before we see the face of man.

We ought to see the face of God every morning before we see the face of man.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Devotionals
28.
Looking at the wound of sin will never save anyone. What you must do is look at the remedy.

Looking at the wound of sin will never save anyone. What you must do is look at the remedy.


29.
The old sun shone a good deal brighter than it ever had before.  I thought that it was just smiling upon me; and as I walked out upon Boston Common and heard the birds singing in the trees, I thought they were all singing a song to me. …I had not a bitter feeling against any man, and I was ready to take all men into my heart.

The old sun shone a good deal brighter than it ever had before.  I thought that it was just smiling upon me; and as I walked out upon Boston Common and heard the birds singing in the trees, I thought they were all singing a song to me. …I had not a bitter feeling against any man, and I was ready to take all men into my heart.


30.
A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God’s boundless store of grace from day to day, as we need it.

A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough for the next six months, or take sufficient air into his lungs at one time to sustain life for a week. We must draw upon God's boundless store of grace from day to day, as we need it.

Reference:   Quoted in: A Place of Quiet Rest by Nance Leigh DeMoss, Moody, 2000, p. 93.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Grace-Necessary
31.
You’ve got to get people lost before you can get them saved.

You’ve got to get people lost before you can get them saved.


Author: D.L. Moody
32.
When a man thinks he has got a good deal of strength, and is self-confident, you may look for his downfall. It may be years before it comes to light, but it is already commenced.

When a man thinks he has got a good deal of strength, and is self-confident, you may look for his downfall. It may be years before it comes to light, but it is already commenced.

Reference:   Christian History, n. 25.


33.
Bible without the Holy Spirit is a sundial by moonlight.

Bible without the Holy Spirit is a sundial by moonlight.


Author: D.L. Moody
34.
You don’t have to go to heathen lands today to find false gods. America is full of them. Whatever you love more than God is your idol.

You don’t have to go to heathen lands today to find false gods. America is full of them. Whatever you love more than God is your idol.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Idolatry
Nation
35.
There is not a better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit

There is not a better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit


36.
The thief had nails through both hands, so that he could not work; and a nail through each foot, so that he could not run errands for the Lord; he could not lift a hand or a foot toward his salvation, and yet Christ offered him the gift of God; and he took it. Christ threw him a passport, and took him into Paradise.

The thief had nails through both hands, so that he could not work; and a nail through each foot, so that he could not run errands for the Lord; he could not lift a hand or a foot toward his salvation, and yet Christ offered him the gift of God; and he took it. Christ threw him a passport, and took him into Paradise.

Reference:   Day by Day with D.L Moody, Moody Press.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Salvation-Gift
37.
I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.

I have had more trouble with myself than with any other man.


Author: D.L. Moody
Topics: Sin-Indwelling
38.
Surely it is not wrong for us to think and talk about Heaven. I like to find out all I can about it. I expect to live there through all eternity. If I were going to dwell in any place in this country, if I were going to make it my home, I would inquire about its climate, about the neighbors I would have – about everything, in fact, that I could learn concerning it. If soon you were going to emigrate, that is the way you would feel. Well, we are all going to emigrate in a very little while. We are going to spend eternity in another world… Is it not natural that we should look and listen and try to find out who is already there and what is the route to take?

Surely it is not wrong for us to think and talk about Heaven. I like to find out all I can about it. I expect to live there through all eternity. If I were going to dwell in any place in this country, if I were going to make it my home, I would inquire about its climate, about the neighbors I would have – about everything, in fact, that I could learn concerning it. If soon you were going to emigrate, that is the way you would feel. Well, we are all going to emigrate in a very little while. We are going to spend eternity in another world… Is it not natural that we should look and listen and try to find out who is already there and what is the route to take?


39.
The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.

The Bible was not given to increase our knowledge but to change our lives.

Reference:   Leadership, v. 9, n. 2.


Author: D.L. Moody
40.
I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God. We must be emptied before we can be filled.

I believe firmly that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and everything that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Spirit will fill every corner of our hearts. But if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God. We must be emptied before we can be filled.


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A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.

A man can counterfeit love, he can counterfeit faith, he can counterfeit hope and all the other graces, but it is very difficult to counterfeit humility.


Author: D.L. Moody
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I’d rather be able to pray than to be a great preacher; Jesus Christ never taught his disciples how to preach, but only how to pray.

I'd rather be able to pray than to be a great preacher; Jesus Christ never taught his disciples how to preach, but only how to pray.

Reference:   Leadership, v. 1, n. 1.


43.
We may easily be too big for God to use, but never too small.

We may easily be too big for God to use, but never too small.


44.
When Christians find themselves exposed to temptation they should pray to God to uphold them, and when they are tempted they should not be discouraged.  It is not a sin to be tempted; the sin is to fall into temptation.

When Christians find themselves exposed to temptation they should pray to God to uphold them, and when they are tempted they should not be discouraged.  It is not a sin to be tempted; the sin is to fall into temptation.