What Jesus Did! 'God's Children' — John 8:45-47

Saturday, June 23, 2018

"I speak the truth. That is why you don't believe me. Can any of you prove that I am guilty of sin? If I tell the truth, then why don't you believe me? The person that belongs to God accepts what God says. But you don't accept what God says, because you don't belong to God."
— John 8:45-47 NLT
Illustration of John 8:45-47 NLT — "I speak the truth."

Key Thought

God is the true Father of all people who look to his Son for their salvation. They listen to Jesus and do what he says. It is not simply a list of notable people who have lived for Jesus in spectacular ways. No, the litmus test for all of us as children of God is this: Do we live what Jesus says?

Today's Prayer

Father God, please help my discipleship involve the way I live my life as well as my language at prayer time. Please forgive me for sometimes letting my discipleship and passion for Jesus not make it past my prayer time. Empower me as I seek to show my love for you in the way I live my life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Peter 1:14-15
  • 1 John 3:10
  • 1 John 5:1-2


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.