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

Thursday, July 21, 2022

It was now winter, and Jesus was in Jerusalem at the time of Hanukkah, the Festival of Dedication. He was in the Temple, walking through the section known as Solomon's Colonnade. The people surrounded him and asked, "How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly."

Jesus replied, "I have already told you, and you don't believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father's name."

— John 10:22-25 NLT

Key Thought

Many people claim to be something they are not. Jesus repeatedly reminded his disciples (including us) that the proof of a disciple's identity is not what he or she claims, but what he or she does. [1] An essential part of Jesus' proof of identity was what he did, too! Want to have a good idea who he is? Then notice what he did and how he lived.

[1] John 13:35, 14:15. See also the last two Related Scripture Readings below.

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 be genuine. I want to 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

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Illustration of John 10:22-25 NLT — "How long are you going to keep us in suspense? If you are the Messiah, tell us plainly."   ——   "I have already told you, and you don't believe me. The proof is the work I do in my Father's name."

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.

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