What Jesus Did! 'You Will Know!' — John 7:17

Friday, May 25, 2018

[Jesus said,] "Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own."
— John 7:17 NLT

Key Thought

Who are you trying to honor? What's the purpose of your life? If you are seeking to do the will of God, then you will know the origin of Jesus's teaching. If you are pursuing the truth, you will find that Jesus opens the door to heaven and opens your heart to God. Learn from him, and you will know the way to God!

Today's Prayer

Father, more than anything else, I want to honor you. I confess that I sometimes lose focus and drift in my spiritual walk. But in my heart of hearts, I want to honor you always. Forgive me for the times I have been lax in my spiritual fervor. Remind me how much I need to learn from Jesus every day. When I become distracted, please gently turn me back to your way and to my holy passion. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 7:7-11
  • John 8:31-42
  • Matthew 11:28-30


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Illustration of John 7:17 NLT — [Jesus said,] "Anyone who wants to do the will of God will know whether my teaching is from God or is merely my own."

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.