What Jesus Did! 'The Proof Is in the Doing' — John 8:30-32

Monday, June 18, 2018

Then many who heard [Jesus] say these things believed in him. Jesus said to the people who believed in him, "You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."
— John 8:30-32 NLT
Illustration of John 8:30-32 NLT — "You are truly my disciples if you remain faithful to my teachings. And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free."

Key Thought

What is the secret to knowing the truth? Doing what Jesus says! It isn't in discovering a new idea, coming up with a new plan, or going in search of some lost mystery. Knowing the truth is found in living Jesus' teaching. The proof is in the doing!

Today's Prayer

Father, give me a heart to obey Jesus' teaching. Give me a heart to obey even when I don't fully understand the reason behind his teaching. Give me a heart to obey even when I don't feel I fully have the capability of pulling it off. I know that so many of the valuable lessons I have learned from you have come when I trusted and obeyed. Bless me now as I seek to put trust and obedience into practice more fully in my life. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Philippians 2:5-11
  • John 13:12-17
  • Philippians 4:9

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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.