What Jesus Did! 'Not Swayed by the Critics' — Luke 6:10

Saturday, March 21, 2015

Jesus looked around at all of them. Jesus said to the man, "Let me see your hand." The man put his hand out. His hand was healed.
— Luke 6:10 NLT
Illustration of Luke 6:10 NLT — Jesus looked around at all of them. Jesus said to the man, "Let me see your hand." The man put his hand out. His hand was healed.

Key Thought

Jesus refused to let his critics determine his course of action. His ministry would be determined by the will of God and the mission God had given him to do. Part of that mission was to bless those who needed God's blessing and to liberate those who needed God's freedom. Nothing and no one would stop him from this opportunity to do good, even if it cost him dearly. How passionate are we to bless those around us? How about those who are not popular? How about those that are not noticed? How about those who might cause us to fall out of favor with the "in group" or the "in crowd"? Let's be like Jesus.

Today's Prayer

Father, give me more courage so that I can stand up for folks who are forgotten or rejected and so that I can minister to those whom others neglect. Help me not be so self-conscious of how others view my involvement with people who may not be popular or powerful. Make me more like Jesus in the way I interact with others. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 4:18-21
  • James 1:27
  • Romans 5:6-8

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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.