What Jesus Did! 'Hunger for the Word of God' — Luke 5:1

Friday, March 6, 2015

Jesus stood beside Lake Gennesaret (Galilee). Many people pushed to get all around him. They wanted to hear the teachings of God.
— Luke 5:1 NLT
Illustration of Luke 5:1 NLT — Jesus stood beside Lake Gennesaret (Galilee). Many people pushed to get all around him. They wanted to hear the teachings of God.

Key Thought

Even though we are living in a skeptical age with a cultural environment in which people reject standards of any kind, there is still great hunger for an authentic message from God in the hearts of many people. Jesus spoke that authentic message and people came to hear it. The authority of his words was unparalleled. The power that resided in his words caught their attention and captured their hearts. Many people still yearn for that message and look for people who can speak it with conviction, character, and compassion. Let's be people who know the message of Jesus, who live the lifestyle of that message with passion, and who share that message with others. They will still draw near to listen if what we speak is the Word of God!

Today's Prayer

Righteous Father, the one true and holy God, please teach me your will as I seek for your guidance from your words in Scripture and from the leading of your Spirit. Then, dear Father, use me to share that message to bless others and lead them to you! In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Acts 1:8
  • Acts 28:28-31
  • Amos 8:11

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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.