What Is The Importance Of Setting Standards And Balances – Spiritual Reading

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What Is The Importance Of Setting Standards And Balances – Spiritual Reading.



In the fifth chapter of Daniel we read the history of King Belshazzar. One chapter tells us all we know about him. One short sight of his career is all we have. He burst in upon the scene and then disappears.
THE EASTERN FEAST.
We are told that he made a great feast to a thousand of his lords, and drank wine before them. In those days a feast would sometimes last for six months in Eastern countries.


How long this feast had been going on we are not told, but in the midst of it, he “commanded to bring the golden and silver vessels which his father Nebuchadnezzar had taken out of the temple which was in Jerusalem; that the kin, and his princes, his wives and his concubines, might drink therein. Then they brought the golden vessels that were taken out of the temple of the house of God which was at Jerusalem; and the kin, and his princes, his wives, and his concubines, drank in them.


They drank wine, and praised the gods of gold, and of silver, of brass, or iron, or wood, and of stone.” While this impious act was being committed, “in the same house came forth fingers of a man’s hand, and wrote over against the candlestick upon the plaister of the wall of the king’s palace; and the kind saw the part of the hand that wrote.” We are not told at what hour or the day or the night it happened.


Perhaps it was midnight. Perhaps nearly all the guests were more or less under the influence of drink; but they were not so drunk but that they suddenly became sober as they saw something that was supernatural — a handwriting on the wall, right over the golden candlestick.
Every face turned deathly pale. “The king’s countenance was changed, and his thoughts troubled him, so that the joints of his loins were loosed, and his knees smote one against another.” In haste he sent for his wisest men to come and read that handwriting on the wall.


They came in one after another, and tried to make it out; but they could not interpret it. The king promised that whoever could read it should become the third ruler in the kingdom; that he should have gifts, and that a gold chain should be put around his next. But the wise men tried in vain. The king was greatly troubled.



At last, in the midst of the consternation, the queen came in, and she told the monarch, if he would only send for one who used to interpret the dreams of Nebuchadnezzar, he could read the writing and tell him the interpretation thereof. So Daniel was sent for. He was very familiar with it. He knew his Father’s handwriting.



“The is the writing that was written, Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin. This is the interpretation of the thing: Mene — God hath numbered they kingdom and finished it. Tekel — Thou are weighed in the balances, and art found wanting. Peres — Thy kingdom is divided, and given to the Medes and Persians.



If some one had told the king an hour before that the time had come when he must step into the balances and be weighed, he would have laughed at the thought. But the vital hour had come. The weighing was soon over. The verdict was announced, and the sentence carried out. “In that night was Belshazzar the king of the Chaldeans slain, and Darius the Median took the kingdom.” Darius and his army came marching down those streets. There was a clash of arms.


Shouts of war and victory rent the air. That night the king’s blood mingled with the wine of the banquet hall. Judgment came upon him unexpectedly, suddenly: the probably ninety-nine out of every hundred judgments come in this way. Death comes upon us unexpectedly; it comes upon us suddenly.
Perhaps you say: “I hope Mr. Moody is not going to compare me with that heathen king.”



I tell you that a man who does evil in these Gospel days is far worse than that king. We live in a land of Bibles. You can get the New Testament for a nickel, and if you haven’t got a nickel you can get it for nothing. Many societies will be glad to give it to you free. We live in the full blaze of Calvary. We live on this side of the cross, but Belshazzar lived more than five hundred years on the other side.


He never heard of Jesus Christ. He never heard about the Son of God. He never heard about God except, perhaps, in connection with his father’s remarkable vision. He probably had no portion of the Bible, and if he had, probably he didn’t believe it. He had no godly minister to point him to the Lamb of God. Don’t tell me that you are better than that king. I believe that he will rise in judgment and condemn many of us.



All of this happened long centuries ago. Let us get down to this century, to this year, to ourselves. We will come to the present time. Let us imagine that now, while I am preaching, down come some balances from the throne of God. They are fastened to the very throne itself. It is a throne of equity, of justice. You and I must be weighed. I venture to say this would be a very solemn audience.


There would be no trifling. There would be no indifference. No one would be thoughtless. Some people have their own balances. A great many are making balances to be weighed in. But after all we must be weighed in God’s balances, the balances of the sanctuary. It is a favorite thing with infidels to set their own standard, to measure themselves by other people.


But that will not do in the Day of Judgment. Now we will use God’s law as a balance weight. When men find fault with the lives of professing Christians, it is a tribute to the law of God. “Tekel.” It is a very short text. It is so short I am sure you will remember it: and what is my object, just to get people to remember God’s own Word.


Excerpt From – Weighed And Wanting By Dwight Lyman Moody.



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Jesus, Faith, Christianity, Religion And Spirituality Quotes – Dwight Lyman Moody.


“When God gave Christ to this world, He gave the best He had, and He wants us to do the same.”

Dwight L. Moody


“There is no better evangelist in the world than the Holy Spirit.”

Dwight L. Moody


“God will honor our faith.”

Dwight L. Moody


“No man ever sought Christ with a heart to find Him who did not find Him.”

Dwight L. Moody


“In Proverbs we read: ‘He that winneth souls is wise.’ If any man, women, or child by a godly life and example can win one soul to God, his life will not have been a failure. He will have outshone all the mighty men of his day, because he will have set a stream in motion that will flow on and on forever and ever.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Christians should live in the world, but not be filled with it. A ship lives in the water; but if the water gets into the ship, she goes to the bottom. So Christians may live in the world; but if the world gets into them, they sink.”

Dwight L. Moody

“Excuses are the cradle … that Satan rocks men off to sleep in.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Happiness is caused by things that happen around me, and circumstances will mar it; but joy flows right on through trouble; joy flows in the night as well as in the day; joy flows through persecution and opposition. It is an unceasing fountain bubbling up in the heart; a secret spring the world can’t see and doesn’t know anything about.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If I take care of my character, my reputation will take care of me.”

Dwight L. Moody


“It is a good deal better to have life in Christ and God than any where else. I would rather have my life hid with Christ in God than be in Eden as Adam was. Adam might have remained in Paradise for 16,000 years, and then fallen, but if ours is hid in Christ, how safe!”

Dwight L. Moody


“Faith is an outward look, not an inward look.”

Dwight L. Moody


“When a man is not deeply convicted of sin, it is a pretty sure sign that he has not truly repented. Experience has taught me that men who have very slight conviction of sin sooner or later lapse back into their old life.”

Dwight L. Moody


“God doesn’t seek for golden vessels, and does not ask for silver ones, but He must have clean ones.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I find that many Christians are in trouble about the future; they think they will not have grace enough to die by. It is much more important that we should have grace enough to live by. It seems to me that death is of very little importance in the meantime. When the dying hour comes, there will be dying grace; but you do not require dying grace to live by.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Our Faith must be tested. God builds no ships but what He sends to sea.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Earth recedes….Heav en opens before me.”

Dwight L. Moody


“God commands us to be filled with the Spirit, and if we are not filled, it is because we are living beneath our privileges.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Ministry need not be an office; it’s a lifestyle devoted to attracting the lost to Christ and encouraging other believers in the faith.”

Dwight L. Moody


“A Christian in the world is one thing, and the world in a Christian is quite another thing. A ship in the water is all right, but when the water gets in the ship, it is quite a different thing.”

Dwight L. Moody


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

Dwight L. Moody


“I am glad there are things in the Bible I do not understand. If I could take that book up and read it as I would any other book, I might think I could write a book like that.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I believe hundreds of Christian people are being deceived by Satan now on this point, that they have not got the assurance of salvation just because they are not willing to take God at His word.”

Dwight L. Moody


‘The tendency of the world is down – God’s path is up.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Moses spent forty years thinking he was somebody; forty years learning he was nobody; and forty years discovering what God can do with a nobody.”

Dwight L. Moody


“God doesn’t expect the impossible from us. He wants us to expect the impossible from Him!”

Dwight L. Moody


“God stands in no need of our strength or wisdom, but of our ignorance, of our weakness; let us but give these to Him, and He can make use of us in winning souls.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I have never met a man who has given me as much trouble as myself.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The man that is popular with the world is not a friend of Jesus. You cannot serve two masters. The world hates Christ, and if you are a friend of the world you cannot be a friend of His. You may be sure that something is wrong with you when everybody is your friend.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If our circumstances find us in God, we shall find God in all our circumstances.”

Dwight L. Moody


“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.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Light for every darkness, life in death, the promise of our Lord’s return, and the assurance of everlasting glory.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Would you be free from the condemnation of the sins that are past, from the power of the temptations that are to come? Then take your stand on the Rock of Ages. Let death, let the grave, let the judgment come, the victory is Christ’s and yours through Him.”

Dwight L. Moody


“A man to be converted has to give up his will, his ways, and his thoughts.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Dr. Bonar once said that he could tell when a Christian was growing. In proportion to his growth in grace he would elevate his Master, talk less of what he himself was doing, and become smaller and smaller in his own esteem, until, like the morning star, he faded away before the rising sun.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The Bible was not given for our information but for our transformation.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Temptations are like tramps. Treat them kindly, and they will return bringing others with them. Temptations are never so dangerous as when they come to us in a religious garb.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Man is born with his face turned away from God. When he truly repents, he is turned right round toward God; he leaves his old life.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The moral man is as guilty as the rest. His morality cannot save him.”

Dwight L. Moody


“My friends, look to Christ, and not to yourselves. That is what is the matter with a great many sinners; instead of looking to Christ, they are looking at the bite of sin.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Go through John’s Gospel, and study the “believes,” the “verilys,” the ” I ams; “and go through the Bible in that way, and it becomes a new book to you.”

Dwight L. Moody


“We are not fountains ourselves; but the Word of God is the true fountain.”

Dwight L. Moody


“We are told to let our light shine, and if it does, we won’t need to tell anybody it does. Lighthouses don’t fire cannons to call attention to their shining- they just shine.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The fact is, we are leaky vessels, and we have to keep right under the fountain all the time to keep full of Christ, and so have fresh supply.”

Dwight L. Moody


“More depends on my walk than talk.”

Dwight L. Moody


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

Dwight L. Moody


“Give your life to God; he can do more with it than you can.”

Dwight L. Moody


“God will not accept a divided heart. He must be absolute monarch. There is not room in your heart for two thrones. You cannot mix the worship of the true God with the worship of any other god more than you can mix oil and water. It cannot be done. There is not room for any other throne in the heart if Christ is there. If worldliness should come in, godliness would go out.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I cannot convert men; I can only proclaim the Gospel.”

Dwight L. Moody


“God has nothing to say to the self-righteous. Unless you humble yourself before Him in the dust, and confess before Him your iniquities and sins, the gate of heaven, which is open only for sinners, saved by grace, must be shut against you forever.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If you don’t enter the kingdom of heaven by God’s way, you cannot enter at all.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Someone has said that there are four things necessary in studying the Bible: Admit, submit, commit and transmit.”

Dwight L. Moody


“True will-power and courage are not on the battlefield, but in everyday conquests over our inertia, laziness, boredom.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The Gospel of John opens with Jesus Christ in the bosom of God, and closes with the sinner in the bosom of Jesus Christ.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The preaching that this world needs most is the sermons in shoes that are walking with Jesus Christ.”

Dwight L. Moody


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

Dwight L. Moody


“I prayed for Faith, and thought that some day Faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But Faith did not seem to come. One day I read in the tenth chapter of Romans, ‘Now Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God’. I had closed my Bible, and prayed for Faith. I now opened my Bible, and began to study, and Faith has been growing ever since.”

Dwight L. Moody


“So few grow, because so few study.”

Dwight L. Moody


“We may not be able to do any great thing; but if each of us will do something, however small it may be, a good deal will be accomplised for God.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Faith takes God without any ifs. If God says anything, faith says, “I believe it”; faith says, “Amen” to it.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Whitewashing the pump won’t make the water pure.”

Dwight L. Moody


“At a certain meeting two and a half people were converted to Christ. A friend asked if he meant, two adults and a child. The facts were just the opposite two children and an adult. When a child is led to Christ, a whole life is saved!”

Dwight L. Moody


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

Dwight L. Moody


“Death may be the King of terrors… but Jesus is the King of Kings.”

Dwight L. Moody


“It does not take long to tell where a man’s treasure is. In fifteen minutes’ conversation with most men, you can tell whether their treasures are on the earth or in Heaven.”

Dwight L. Moody


“There will be no peace in any soul until it is willing to obey the voice of God.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The object of the Bible is not to tell how good men are, but how bad men can become good.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Some say if only my fears and doubts will leave then I will get to work. But instead you should get to work and then your fears and doubts will leave.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I have noticed this, that when a man is full of the Holy Ghost he is the very last man to be complaining of other people.”

Dwight L. Moody


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

Dwight L. Moody


“We talk about heaven being so far away. It is within speaking distance to those who belong there. Heaven is a prepared place for a prepared people.”

Dwight L. Moody


“When I first became a Christian I thought I would be glad when I got farther on, and got established. I thought I would be so strong and there would not be any danger; but the longer I live, the more danger I see there is. The only hope of any Christian…is to keep hold of Christ.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Out of 100 men, one will read the Bible, the other 99 will read the Christian.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Use me then, my Saviour for whatever purpose and whatever way thou mayest require. Here is my poor heart, and empty vessel; fill it with Thy Grace.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I look upon this world as a wrecked vessel. God has given me a lifeboat and said, ‘Moody, save all you can.”

Dwight L. Moody


“What we want is men with a little courage to stand up for Christ. When Christianity wakes up, and every child that belongs to the Lord is willing to speak for Him, is willing to work for Him, and, if need be, willing to die for Him, then Christianity will advance, and we shall see the work of the Lord prosper.”

Dwight L. Moody


“To be tempted is not to sin. The strongest attacks are made on the strongest forts.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I believe the religion of Christ covers the whole man. Why shouldn’t a man play baseball or lawn-tennis? … Don’t imagine that you have got to go into a cave to be consecrated, and stay there all your life. Whatever you take up, take it up with all your heart.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Everybody wants to enjoy heaven after they die, but they don’t want to be heavenly-minded while they live.”

Dwight L. Moody


“God has called us to SHINE, just as much as Daniel was sent into Babylon to shine. Let no one say that he cannot shine because he has not so much influence as some others may have. What God wants YOU to do is to use the influence YOU have. Daniel probably did not have much influence down in Babylon at first, but God soon gave him more because he was FAITHFUL and used what he had.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The Lord gives his people perpetual joy when they walk in obedience to him.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If I walk with the world, I can’t walk with God.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The difference between listening to a radio sermon and going to church…is almost like the difference between calling your girl on the phone and spending an evening with her.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Faith makes all things possible… love makes all things easy.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I thought when I became a Christian I had nothing to do but just to lay my oars in the bottom of the boat and float along. But I soon found that I would have to go against the current.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Every true work of God has had its bitter enemies – not only outside, but also inside – just as in the days of Nehemiah.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I hunted all through the four Gospels trying to find one of Christ’s funeral sermons, but I couldn’t find any. I found He broke up every funeral He ever attended! Death couldn’t exist where He was.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Be humble, or you’ll stumble.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The work of the Spirit is to impart life, to implant hope, to give liberty, to testify of Christ, to guide us into all truth, to teach us all things, to comfort the believer, and to convict the world of sin.”

Dwight L. Moody


“There is no greater honour than to be the instrument in God’s hands of leading one person out of the kingdom of Satan into the glorious light of Heaven.”

Dwight L. Moody


“There is no use in running before you are sent; there is no use in attempting to do God’s work without God’s power. A man working without this unction, a man working without this anointing, a man working without the Holy Ghost upon him, is losing time after all.”

Dwight L. Moody


“It is our privilege to know that we are saved.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The best definition I can find of faith is the dependence upon the veracity of another. The Bible definition in the 11th chapter of Hebrews is, ‘Faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.’ In other words, faith says amen to everything that God says. Faith takes God without any ifs, If God says it, Faith says I believe it; Faith says amen to it.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Those who say they will forgive but can’t forget, simply bury the hatchet but leave the handle out for immediate use.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The best way to show that a stick is crooked is not to argue about it or to spend time denouncing it, but to lay a straight stick alongside it.”

Dwight L. Moody


“A man can no more take in a supply of grace for the future than he can eat enough today to last him for the next 6 months, nor can he inhale sufficient air into his lungs with one breath to sustain life for a week to come. We are permitted to draw upon God’s store of grace from day to day as we need it.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I have come a hundred miles,” said a minister, “to get some of Mr. Moody’s spirit.” ” You don’t want my spirit,” was the reply. “What you want is the Spirit of God.”

Dwight L. Moody


“It is clear you don’t like my way of doing evangelism. You raise some good points. Frankly, I sometimes do not like my way of doing evangelism. But I like my way of doing it better than your way of not doing it.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Real true faith is man’s weakness leaning on God’s strength.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the Word of God’ (Rom. 10:17). That is whence faith comes. It is not for me to sit down and wait for faith to come stealing over me with a strong sensation, but is for me to take God at His Word.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If God did not want us to understand the book of Revelation, He would not have given it to us at all.”

Dwight L. Moody


“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?”

Dwight L. Moody


“There cannot be any peace where there is uncertainty.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If God tells us to do a thing we are to do it; if He tells us to believe a thing, we are to believe it; we are to have faith in God. Have faith in God, and if God tells you to believe a thing believe it, and then you will have peace and confidence and joy.”

Dwight L. Moody


“God has cast our confessed sins into the depths of the sea, and He’s even put a ‘No Fishing’ sign over the spot.”

Dwight L. Moody


“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.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The world has yet to see what God will do with a man fully consecrated to Him. By God’s help, I aim to be that man.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Some day you will read in the papers that D.L. Moody of East Northfield, is dead. Don’t you believe a word of it! At that moment I shall be more alive than I am now; I shall have gone up higher, that is all, out of this old clay tenement into a house that is immortal-a body that death cannot touch, that sin cannot taint; a body fashioned like unto His glorious body.”

Dwight L. Moody


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

Dwight L. Moody


“The best way to revive a church is to build a fire in the pulpit.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Is there any reason why you should not have faith in God? Has God ever broken one of His promises? I defy any infidel or unbeliever to place a finger on a single promise of God ever made and failed to fulfill.”

Dwight L. Moody


“It is better to be a little too strict than too liberal.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The valley of the shadow of death holds no darkness for the child of God. There must be light, else there could be no shadow. Jesus is the light. He has overcome death.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Satan is willing to have us worship anything, however sacred – the Bible, the crucifix, the church – if only we do not worship God Himself.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Let us expect that God is going to use us. Let us have courage and go forward, looking to God to do great things.”

Dwight L. Moody


“No man can resolve himself into Heaven.”

Dwight L. Moody


“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.”

Dwight L. Moody


“It is the only happy life to live for the salvation of souls.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If you were to spend a month feeding on the precious promises of God, you would not be going about with your heads hanging down like bulrushes, complaining how poor you are; but you would lift up your heads with confidence, and proclaim the riches of His grace because you could not help it.”

Dwight L. Moody


“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.”

Dwight L. Moody


“A great many people are trying to make peace, but that has already been done. God has not left it for us to do; all we have to do is to enter into it.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Character is what a man is in the dark.”

Dwight L. Moody


“This lost world will never be reached and brought back to loyalty to God, until the children of God wake up to the fact that they have a mission in the world. If we are true Christians we should all be missionaries.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Faith gives us living joy and dying rest.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Trust in yourself and you are doomed to disappointment; trust in money and you may have it taken from you, but trust in God, and you are never to be confounded in time or eternity.”

Dwight L. Moody


“David was the last one we would have chosen to fight the giant, but he was chosen of God.”

Dwight L. Moody


“When God wants to move a mountain, he does not take a bar of iron, but he takes a little worm. The fact is, we have too much strength. We are not weak enough. It is not our strength that we want. One drop of God’s strength is worth more than all the world.”

Dwight L. Moody


“A holy life will produce the deepest impression. Lighthouses blow no horns; they only shine.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I’d rather get ten men to do the job than to do the job of ten men.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Every one ought to study the Bible with two ends in view: his own growth in knowledge and grace, and passing it on to others. We ought to have four ears,- two for ourselves, and two for other people. My Bible is worth a good deal to me because I have so many passages marked that, if I am called upon to speak at any time, I am ready. We ought to be prepared to pass around heavenly thoughts and truths, just as we do the coin of the realm.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Small numbers make no difference to God. There is nothing small if God is in it.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Verily I say unto you, he that heareth my word and believeth on Him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation, but is passed from death unto life.” My friend, that is worth more than all the feeling you can have in a life-time.”

Dwight L. Moody


“You might as well try to hear without ears or breathe without lungs, as to try to live a Christian life without the Spirit of God in your heart.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Many of the Bible characters fell just in the things in which they were thought to be strongest. Moses failed in his humility, Abraham in his faith, Elijah in his courage, for one woman scared him away to that juniper-tree; and Peter, whose strong point was boldness, was so frightened by a maid, as to deny his Lord.”

Dwight L. Moody


“When a man is filled with the Word of God you cannot keep him still, If a man has got the Word, he must speak or die.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If God has given you a message, go and give it to the people as God has given it to you. It is a stupid thing to try to be eloquent.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If we have Christ with us, we can do all things. Let us not be thinking how weak we are. Let us lift up our eyes to Him and think of Him as our Elder Brother who has all power given to Him in Heaven and on earth. He says, ‘Lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If I could relive my life, I would devote my entire ministry to reaching children for God!”

Dwight L. Moody


“I am walking toward a bright light and the nearer I get the brighter it is.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Salvation is worth working for. It is worth a man’s going round the world on his hands and knees, climbing its mountains, crossing its valleys, swimming its rivers, going through all manner of hardship in order to attain it. But we do not get it in that way. It is to him who believes.”

Dwight L. Moody


“When we find a man meditating on the words of God, my friends, that man is full of boldness and is successful.”

Dwight L. Moody


“You cannot find, I believe, a case in the Bible where a man is converted without God’s calling in some human agency–using some human instrument.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The best work usually meets the strongest opposition.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If Jesus bore the cross, and died on it for me, ought I not to be willing to take it up for Him?”

Dwight L. Moody


“He is the Rock, His work is perfect: For all His ways are judgment: A God of truth and without iniquity, Just and right is He.”

Dwight L. Moody


“There is the joy of one’s own salvation. I thought, when I first tasted that, it was the most delicious joy I had ever known, and that I could never get beyond it. But I found, afterward, there was something more joyful that, namely, the joy of the salvation of others.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I never saw a fruit-bearing Christian who was not a student of the Bible.”

Dwight L. Moody


“When a man gets up so high (spiritual mountaintop) that he cannot reach down and save poor sinners, there is something wrong.”

Dwight L. Moody


“God had one Son without sin, but He never had a son without trial.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The resurrection is the keystone of the arch on which our faith is supported. If Christ has not risen, we must impeach all those witnesses for lying. If Christ has not risen, we have no proof that the crucifixion of Jesus differed from that of the two thieves who suffered with him. If Christ has not risen, it is impossible to believe his atoning death was accepted.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The grand question of life is, Is my name written in heaven?”

Dwight L. Moody


“The Son of God passed by the mansions and went down in a manger that He might sympathize with the lowly.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Seeking to perpetuate one’s name on earth is like writing on the sand by the seashore; to be perpetual it must be written on eternal shores.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I believe Satan exists for two reasons: first, the Bible says so, and second, I’ve done business with him.”

Dwight L. Moody


“How easy it is to work for God when we are filled with His Spirit! His service is so sweet, so delightful; He is not a hard master. People talk about their being overworked and breaking down. It is not so. It is [over-worry] and care that wears people out.
Why do so many workers break down? Not from overwork, but because there has been friction of the machinery; there hasn’t been enough of the oil of the Spirit. Great engines have their machinery so arranged that where there is friction there is oil dropping on it all the time. It is a good thing for Christians to have plenty of oil.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The Bible without the Holy Spirit is a sundial by moonlight.”

Dwight L. Moody


“As a dead man cannot inherit an estate, no more can a dead soul inherit heaven. The soul must be resurrected in Christ.”

Dwight L. Moody


“If a man gets drunk and goes out and breaks his leg so that it must be amputated, God will forgive him if he asks it, but he will have to hop around on one leg all his life.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Remember, a small light will do a great deal when it is in a very dark place. Put one little tallow in the middle of a large hall, and it will give a good deal of light.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The monument I want after I am dead is a monument with two legs going around the world-a saved sinner telling about the salvation of Jesus Christ.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Attitudes determine our actions, for good or bad.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The first thing a man must do if he desires to be used in the Lord’s work, is to make an unconditional surrender of himself to God.”

Dwight L. Moody


“There is no harder lesson for man to learn than the lesson of humility. It is the rarest of all gifts. It is a very rare thing to find a man or woman that is following closely the footsteps of the Master in meekness and humility.”

Dwight L. Moody


“I know the Bible is inspired because it inspires me.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Christ came down to save us from a terrible hell, and any man who is cast down to hell from here must go in the full blaze of the gospel, and over the mangled body of the Son of God.”

Dwight L. Moody


“What we need as Christians is to be able to feed ourselves. How many there are who sit helpless and listless, with open mouths, hungry for spiritual things, and the minister has to try to feed them, while the Bible is a feast prepared, into which they never venture.”

Dwight L. Moody


“Life is very sweet to me, and there is no position of power or wealth that could tempt me from the throne God has given me.”

Dwight L. Moody


“It is a favorite thing with infidels to set their own standard, to measure themselves by other people. But that will not do in the Day of Judgment. Now we will use God’s law as a balance weight.”

Dwight L. Moody


“He that overcometh shall inherit all things. God has no poor children.”

Dwight L. Moody


“It is the greatest pleasure of living to win souls to Christ.”

Dwight L. Moody


“The trouble with a great many men is that they spread themselves out over too much ground. They fail in everything. If they would only put their life into one channel, and keep it in, they would accomplish something. They make no impression because they do a little work here and a little work there….Lay yourselves on the altar of God, and then concentrate on some one work.”

Dwight L. Moody


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“My friends, if we are going to do a great work for God, we must spend much time in prayer; we have got to be closeted with God.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


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

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“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.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Let us pray, and as we pray, let us make room for Jesus in our hearts.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I prayed for Faith, and thought that some day Faith would come down and strike me like lightning. But Faith did not seem to come. One day I read in the tenth chapter of Romans, ‘Now Faith cometh by hearing, and hearing by the Word of God’. I had closed my Bible, and prayed for Faith. I now opened my Bible, and began to study, and Faith has been growing ever since.” 

–  Dwight Lyman Moody


“If God is your partner, make your plans BIG!” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Spread out your petition before God, and then say, “Thy will, not mine, be done.” The sweetest lesson I have learned in God’s school is to let the Lord choose for me.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“The Christian on his knees sees more than the philosopher on tiptoe. God sends no one away empty except those who are full of themselves.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“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.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“If a man just stops to think what he has to praise God for, he will find there is enough to keep him singing praises for a week.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“If you pray for bread and bring no basket to carry it, you prove the doubting spirit, which may be the only hindrance to the boon you ask.” 

–  Dwight Lyman Moody


“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.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I would rather a thousand times be five minutes at the feet of Christ than listen a lifetime to all the wise men in the world.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Careful for nothing, prayerful for everything, thankful for anything.” 

–  Dwight Lyman Moody


“I firmly believe a great many prayers are not answered because we are not willing to forgive someone.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“If you have so much business to attend to that you have no time to pray, depend upon it that you have more business on hand than God ever intended you should have.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“After we have made our requests known to Him, our language should be, “Thy will be done”. I would a thousand times rather that Gods’ will should be done than my own.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Every great movement of God can be traced to a kneeling figure.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Fervency in prayer by the power of the Holy Spirit is a good preservative against thoughts rushing in. Flies never settle on the boiling pot.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“We must have a warrant for our prayers. If we have some great desire, we must search the scriptures to find if it be right to ask it.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“There is no true prayer without confession. As long as we have unconfessed sin in our soul, we are not going to have power with God in prayer. He says if we regard iniquity in our hearts, He will not hear us, much less answer. As long as we are living in any known sin, we have no power in prayer. God is not going to hear it.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Prayer is a serious thing. We may be taken at our words.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I never saw a useful Christian who was not a student of the Bible. If a man neglects his Bible, he may pray and ask God to use him in His work; but God cannot make much use of him, for there is not much for the Holy Ghost to work upon.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“The impression that a praying mother leaves upon her children is life-long. Perhaps when you are dead and gone your prayer will be answered.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“We may sing our hymns and psalms, and offer prayers, but they will be an abomination to God, unless we are willing to be thoroughly straightforward in our daily life.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“If we do not love one another, we certainly shall not have much power with God in prayer.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Many a professing Christian is a stumbling-block because his worship is divided. On Sunday he worships God; on weekdays God has little or no place in his thoughts.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Sometimes when your child talks, your friends cannot understand what he says; but the mother understands very well. So if our prayer comes from the heart, God understands our language.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“How many people would like to get up in a social prayer-meeting to say a few words for Christ, but there is such a cold spirit of criticism in the church that they dare not do it.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“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.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“God likes His people to believe that there is nothing too hard for Him…We are all the time limiting God’s power by our own ideas. Let us get our eyes off one another and fix them upon God. There is nothing to hard for Him.” 

–  Dwight Lyman Moody


“He who kneels the most, stands the best.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him, when he is full already with something else. Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Before we pray that God would fill us, I believe we ought to pray Him to empty us.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I believe this is a mistake a great many of us are making; we are trying to do God’s work with the grace God gave us ten years ago. We say, if it is necessary, we will go on with the same grace. Now, what we want is a fresh supply, a fresh anointing and fresh power, and if we seek it, and seek it with all our hearts, we will obtain it.”

 – Dwight Lyman Moody


“The world knows little of the works wrought by prayer.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“How far away is Heaven? It is not so far as some imagine. It wasn’t very far from Daniel. It was not so far off that Elijah’s prayer and those of others could not be heard there. Men full of the Spirit can look right into heaven.”

 – Dwight Lyman Moody


“In our prayers, we talk to God, in our Bible study, God talks to us, and we had better let God do most of the talking.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Unless the Spirit of God is with us, we cannot expect that our prayers will be answered.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“It is not the man that can preach the best that is the most successful, but the man who knows how to get his people together to pray.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“You can always tell when a man is a great ways from God–he is always talking about himself, how good he is. But the moment he sees God by the eye of faith, he is down on his knees, and, like Job, he cries, “Behold I am vile.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Prayer does not mean that I am to bring God down to my thoughts and my purposes, and bend his government according to my foolish, silly, and sometimes sinful notions. Prayer means that I am to be raised up into feeling, into union and design with him; that I am to enter into his counsel and carry out his purpose fully.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“It is easier for me to have faith in the Bible than to have faith in D.L. Moody, for Moody has failed me lots of times.”

 – Dwight Lyman Moody


“Some men’s prayers need to be cut short at both ends and set on fire in the middle.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Every one of our children will be brought into the ark, if we pray and work earnestly for them.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“Grace isn’t a little prayer you chant before receiving a meal. It’s a way to live. The law tells me how crooked I am. Grace comes along and straightens me out.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“I firmly believe that the moment our hearts are emptied of pride and selfishness and ambition and self-seeking and every thing that is contrary to God’s law, the Holy Ghost will come and fill every corner of our hearts; but if we are full of pride and conceit and ambition and self-seeking and pleasure and the world, there is no room for the Spirit of God; and I believe many a man is praying to God to fill him when he is full already with something else.” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody


“It may be that at this moment every battlement of heaven is alive with the redeemed. There is a sainted mother watching for her daughter. Have you no response to that long hushed voice which has prayed for you so often? And for you, young man, are there no voices there that have prayed for you? And are there none whom you promised once to meet again, if not on earth, in heaven?” 

– Dwight Lyman Moody



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