What Jesus Did! 'Look at What I Do, Then Decide' — John 10:22-25

Saturday, July 21, 2018

It was winter, and the time came for the Festival of Dedication at Jerusalem. Jesus was in the temple area at Solomon's Porch. The Jewish leaders gathered around Jesus. They said, "How long will you make us wonder about you? If you are the Christ, then tell us clearly." Jesus answered, "I told you already, but you did not believe. I do miracles in my Father's name. Those miracles show who I am."
— John 10:22-25 NLT
Illustration of John 10:22-25 NLT — "How long will you make us wonder about you? If you are the Christ, then tell us clearly."

Key Thought

Many people can claim to be something they are not. Jesus repeatedly reminded his disciples (including us), that the proof of a disciple's identity is not in what he or she claims, but in what he or she does. Jesus' proof of identity was in what he did, too! Want to have a good idea who he is? Then notice what he did and how he lived.

Today's Prayer

Father, please empower me as I seek to live up to what I profess and to practice what I preach. I want my life to genuinely reflect the values I hold in my heart. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • John 14:10-11
  • Matthew 7:21-23
  • James 2:14, 18-20


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.