What Jesus Did! 'The Heart of God's Messenger' — John 7:18

Saturday, May 26, 2018

[Jesus said,] "Those who speak for themselves want glory only for themselves, but a person who seeks to honor the one who sent him speaks truth, not lies."
— John 7:18 NLT
Illustration of John 7:18 NLT — [Jesus said,] "Those who speak for themselves want glory only for themselves, but a person who seeks to honor the one who sent him speaks truth, not lies."

Key Thought

What's your motive for pursuing Jesus? Why would you want to share your faith with a friend? Why would you speak to someone else about your Christian values? Jesus reminds us that the motivation of God's messenger is to honor the Father. So let's ask ourselves if what we say, teach, explain, expound, or suggest brings honor to God, or only to ourselves.

Today's Prayer

Father, may the words of my mouth and the meditations of heart and the motives for my speech be pleasing to you and bring you glory. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 1:1-3
  • Proverbs 25:13
  • 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

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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.