Today's Verse: 2 Corinthians 4:5

Wednesday, January 10, 2007

For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.
— 2 Corinthians 4:5

Thoughts on Today's Verse...

Our message is not ourselves. Jesus is Lord. One day all of creation will acknowledge and praise him. But for the people around us to praise Jesus today, they need to see him alive in us. We serve others in Jesus' name. We are his body — his hands of compassion, his heart of mercy, and his voice of tenderness. So let's lift up Jesus — not just by telling others about him, but serving others as his presence in the world.

My Prayer...

God of grace, thank you for the privilege of sharing your love with others. Thank you for saving me FROM my sin. Thank you for saving me FOR service to bless others for Jesus' sake. In the name of Jesus, my Savior, I pray. Amen.

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Illustration

Illustration of 2 Corinthians 4:5 — For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus' sake.

About This Devotional

Today's Verse is a free daily devotional that includes a Bible verse, thought and prayer.

The Thoughts and Prayer on Today's Verse are written by Phil Ware.

All scripture quotations, unless otherwise indicated, are taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION. © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by International Bible Society. Used by permission of Zondervan Publishing House.