What Jesus Did! 'I Am the Lord's Servant' — Luke 1:38

Tuesday, January 15, 2019

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This week our focus is on living by the Kingdom of God standards.

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Mary responded, "I am the Lord's servant. May everything you have said about me come true." And then the angel left her.
— Luke 1:38 NLT

Key Thought

The greatest in the Kingdom of God is a servant (Matthew 23:11-12). So we should not be surprised when God's Son and our Savior explained his role as a servant (Mark 10:45), should we? Jesus conviction about the greatest being a servant wasn't just talk. He certainly demonstrated it, and his mother was a great example of this truth when she offered herself to God by saying, "I am the Lord's servant." Have you said it? Have you offered yourself as a servant to God Almighty? Mary did! Her son, who was also God's Son, did!

Today's Prayer

O LORD God, Creator of the universe and the Father who created me in the womb of my mother, I offer myself to you as your servant. I am not sure if you will fill my earthly life with wonder like Mary's or if it will be filled with sorrow, also like Mary's. But I do, dear LORD, want to serve you in this world, knowing that I will sit at your side as your dear child in the world to come. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 2 Corinthians 4:5-7
  • Matthew 18:1-5
  • Mark 10:42-45

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Illustration of Luke 1:38 NLT — Mary responded, "I am the Lord's servant. May everything you have said about me come true." And then the angel left her.

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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