What Jesus Did! 'Following Is Hard' — Luke 9:57-58

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

They were all traveling along the road. Someone said to Jesus, "I will follow you any place you go." Jesus answered, "The foxes have holes to live in. The birds have nests to live in. But the Son of Man has no place where he can rest his head."
— Luke 9:57-58 NLT
Illustration of Luke 9:57-58 NLT — "I will follow you any place you go."   ——   "The foxes have holes to live in. The birds have nests to live in. But the Son of Man has no place where he can rest his head."

Key Thought

Put in cornbread English: following Jesus is hard! It basically means giving up our comforts and following him with our whole hearts. He may give us some of those conveniences back to use for his cause, but to follow him means giving our claim, our right, to everything in our life and offering it to him as Lord.

Today's Prayer

Father, please don't let anything stand in the way of me following Jesus. Help me see those things in my life I have not yielded to his lordship and surrender them. Please use whatever I have to bring you glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 14:33
  • Luke 9:23-25
  • 2 Corinthians 9:10

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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.

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.