What Jesus Did! 'Possible!' — Luke 18:26-27

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

When the people heard this, they said, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus answered, "God can do things that are not possible for people to do!"
— Luke 18:26-27
Illustration of Luke 18:26-27 — When the people heard this, they said, "Then who can be saved?" Jesus answered, "God can do things that are not possible for people to do!"

Key Thought

Many things are hard for us. Others seem impossible. Jesus wants us to realize that when we live for the Kingdom—if we trust in God's power to be at work within us—then we can do far more than we would ever imagine as possible. The real issue is putting God first and not letting anything take his place of preeminence in our hearts.

Today's Prayer

O LORD God Almighty, I believe you parted the sea for Moses, stilled the storm through Jesus, and healed the lame man through Peter and John. I know you can also do amazing things in my life as I live for you and your Kingdom. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Today's Verses in Context

A {Jewish} leader asked Jesus, "Good teacher, what must I do to get the life that continues forever?" Jesus said to him, "Why do you call me good? Only God is good. {But I will answer your question.} You know {God's} commands: 'You must not do the sin of adultery, you must not murder anyone, you must not steal anything, you must not tell lies about other people, you must honor (respect) your father and mother

Luke 18:18-30

Related Scripture Readings

With God's power working in us, God can do much, much more than anything we can ask or think of. To him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus for all time, forever and ever. Amen.

Ephesians 3:20-21

Yes, God is working in you. God helps you want to do the things that please him. And he gives you the power to do these things.

Philippians 2:13

The angel came to her and said, "Greetings! The Lord (God) is with you. You are very special to him." But Mary was very confused about what the angel said. Mary wondered, "What does this mean?" The angel said to her, "Don't be afraid, Mary, because God is very pleased with you. Listen! You will become pregnant. You will give birth to a baby boy. And you will name him Jesus. He will be great (important). People will call him the Son of the Most High (God). The Lord God will make him king like his ancestor David. Jesus will rule over the people of Jacob forever. Jesus' kingdom will never end." Mary said to the angel, "How will this happen? I am still a virgin !" The angel said to Mary, "The Holy Spirit will come to you and the power of the Most High (God) will cover you. The baby will be holy. He will be called the Son of God. Also, your relative Elizabeth is pregnant. She is very old, but she is going to have a son. Everyone thought she could not have a baby, but she has been pregnant now for six months! God can do anything!"

Luke 1:28-37

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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