What Jesus Did! 'Just Not Getting It!' — Luke 9:46

Friday, June 19, 2015

Jesus' followers began to have an argument about which one of them was the greatest (most important).
— Luke 9:46 NLT
Illustration of Luke 9:46 NLT — Jesus' followers began to have an argument about which one of them was the greatest (most important).

Key Thought

Jesus had just warned his disciples that he was going to be betrayed (see vs. 43-45). Instead of questioning if they might be the offender, they wrestled with their own delusions of grandeur. Rather than following Jesus in the way of the Cross, they were looking for their own place in glory. So often our pride and desire to be noticed can blind us to our own potential for failure. Rather than being great, these disciples would all let Jesus down during his most difficult time. When we feel ourselves striving for human recognition and are frustrated because we don't get recognized as prominently as someone else, let's remember the disciples and their spiritual blindness so we can avoid a case of our own spiritual blindness.

Today's Prayer

Give me eyes to see, O LORD God, so that I will not be deceived by own lust for recognition. Please help me see my weaknesses and draw close to you for wisdom, strength, and perseverance. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Proverbs 16:18
  • 1 Corinthians 10:12-13
  • 1 Timothy 3:6

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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.

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