What Jesus Did! 'The One Thing' — John 6:28-29

Saturday, April 30, 2022

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[When Jesus told the people in the crowd that he had the Father's seal of approval, they] replied, "We want to perform God's works, too. What should we do?"

Jesus told them, "This is the only work God wants from you: Believe in the one he has sent."

— John 6:28-29 NLT

Key Thought

What does God want us to do? What is the work that endures to eternal life? What matters most in the scope of all other things? Believe that God sent Jesus to be our Savior.

Today's Prayer

Dear God, my Father, please stir me to live with my faith in Jesus as THE most important thing in my life. Help me properly discern what is important. Help me integrate everything into my life based on my relationship with Jesus. May Jesus be the center of my life, my hope, and my faith. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 John 5:11-13
  • Philippians 3:4-9
  • Acts 20:24


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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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.