What Jesus Did! 'You Are... !' — Luke 9:20

Thursday, June 8, 2023

[After the disciples responded about who people said Jesus was,] he asked them, "But who do you say I am?"

Peter replied, "You are the Messiah sent from God!"

— Luke 9:20 NLT

Key Thought

No matter what people of the world — whether it was the crowd or Herod or other enemies of Jesus — might think of him, Jesus' was concerned that his disciples knew the truth about him. He would leave his mission in their hands. They would be called upon to put their lives on the line. They would be called to move from being merely followers to becoming followers who were leaders, mentors, and guides for thousands of others. Peter answered for them: "You are the Messiah sent from God!" Who is Jesus to you? Is he your Messiah, the gift sent from God to save you? If not, what stands in your way?

Today's Prayer

Loving Father, full of mercy and compassion and altogether holy and righteous, thank you for sending Jesus. I truly believe that Jesus is your promised Messiah, sent by you to save me from my sins and to give me the assurance of an eternal home with you. So I praise and thank you in his name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Acts 2:32-36
  • Romans 1:2-6
  • Matthew 26:62-64


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Illustration of Luke 9:20 NLT — [After the disciples responded about who people said Jesus was,] he asked them, "But who do you say I am?"

Peter replied, "You are the Messiah sent from God!"

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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