What Jesus Did! 'Crucified!' — Luke 9:23

Wednesday, June 10, 2015

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Jesus continued to say to all of them, "If any person wants to follow me, he must say 'No' to the things he wants. That person must accept the cross (suffering) that is given to him every day, and he must follow me.
— Luke 9:23 NLT
Illustration of Luke 9:23 NLT —  That person must accept the cross (suffering) that is given to him every day, and he must follow me.

Key Thought

If we are going to be one of Jesus' followers, one of his disciples, we're going to have to be willing to walk in the way of the Cross. That means giving up our selfish ambition and pride. That means we live to honor Christ and to bless others in his name. And our trip to the Cross must come every day.

Today's Prayer

Father, may I never claim glory except for the glorious grace you have given me in the Cross of Jesus upon which I have crucified my selfish desires and committed to trust in the salvation that is found in Jesus alone. In the Lord Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Philippians 2:3-11
  • Galatians 2:20
  • Galatians 5:24-25


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.