What Jesus Did! 'Just Do It!' — Luke 6:46

Friday, April 17, 2015

"Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' but you are not doing what I say?"
— Luke 6:46 NLT
Illustration of Luke 6:46 NLT — "Why do you call me, 'Lord, Lord,' but you are not doing what I say?"

Key Thought

Jesus has one simple point: if I am your Lord, then you will obey what I tell you. If you don't, then I'm not your Lord. It's that simple. It's that clear. So why have we grown so passionless about obeying what he says? After all, if we have trouble with obedience, our fundamental problem is really a lack of love for Jesus. He said "If anyone loves me, he will obey my teaching" (John 14:23). So as our passion for the Lord grows, so also should our obedience. If we love the Lord, then we'll do what he says!

Today's Prayer

Abba Father, give me a passion to obey your will just as you have filled my heart with your love through the Holy Spirit. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 7:21-23
  • Mark 3:31-35
  • Matthew 28:18-20


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.