What Jesus Did! 'Supporting the Savior' — Luke 8:1-3

Saturday, May 9, 2015

The next day, Jesus traveled through some cities and small towns. Jesus told the people a message from God, the Good News about God's kingdom. The twelve apostles were with him. There were also some women with him. Jesus had healed these women of sicknesses and evil spirits {from the devil}. One of the women was named Mary Magdalene. Seven demons had come out of her. Also with these women were: Joanna, the wife of Chuza (Herod's helper), Suzanna, and many other women. These women used their own money to help Jesus and his apostles.
— Luke 8:1-3 NLT
Illustration of Luke 8:1-3 NLT —  These women used their own money to help Jesus and his apostles.

Key Thought

Many Bible students have never thought about how Jesus and his disciples paid for the ministry needs. Luke lets his readers know. Women who accompanied him and the 12, along with others, helped fund the Savior and his disciples. Today, many ministries and mission efforts that do the work of Christ go wanting because they cannot find financial support. Others who do continue to minister have to give up valuable time and energy to keep their work supported. Please, think about helping keep the Lord's work on track by offering your support and thanks to the Lord's work today.

Today's Prayer

Father, please bless the following ministries that need your power and grace to continue doing your work ... Father, please bless Heartlight.org and the work of "What Jesus Did!" in sharing the life and love of Jesus with people all over the world. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 2 Corinthians 9:6-10
  • Philippians 1:3-6
  • Philippians 4:10-14


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.