What Jesus Did! 'Not My Own Ideas' — John 7:16

Thursday, May 24, 2018

So Jesus told them, "My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me."
— John 7:16 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus wants all of us, including those who would reject him, to know that his words do not find their origin in a man's opinion. His words come from God! Jesus is more than a prophet. He is more than a teacher. We had better not discount him because we know where he was born or that he didn't have a formal education. His message is divine. His ideas are heaven-sent. What we do with Jesus is what we decide about God!

Today's Prayer

Almighty God, I thank you for revealing yourself to me in Jesus. Thank you for speaking your words of truth through your Son. Help me as I seek both to understand and to obey Jesus' words and to honor your will. Transform me to be more like your Son as I seek to honor his words in my lifestyle. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 5:16-23
  • John 8:23-30
  • John 1:14-18


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Illustration of John 7:16 NLT — So Jesus told them, "My message is not my own; it comes from God who sent me."

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.