What Jesus Did! 'Can't Take Them Away' — John 10:26-29

Sunday, July 22, 2018

[To the people questioning Jesus at the Temple, he said,] "But you don't believe me because you are not my sheep. My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they will never perish. No one can snatch them away from me, for my Father has given them to me, and he is more powerful than anyone else. No one can snatch them from the Father's hand."
— John 10:26-29 NLT
Illustration of John 10:26-29 NLT — "But you don't believe me because you are not my sheep."

Key Thought

How strong a grip do you have? Well, know this: Jesus' grip is stronger! As your shepherd, he will never let you go.

Today's Prayer

Father, I trust my life, my hope, and my future to you. I trust that as I seek you, you will never let me go. Give me strength so that I can respond to such assurance and grace with passion for you, for your kingdom, and for your holiness. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 8:31-39
  • John 18:1-9
  • Psalm 23:4

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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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.