What Jesus Did! 'Blessed Eyes and Ears' — Luke 10:23-24

Friday, July 7, 2023

Then when they were alone, [Jesus] turned to the disciples and said, "Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen. I tell you, many prophets and kings longed to see what you see, but they didn't see it. And they longed to hear what you hear, but they didn't hear it."
— Luke 10:23-24 NLT

Key Thought

The apostles were common men given an incredible blessing. They were blessed to be able to see God's greatest promise fulfilled and embodied in Jesus. We have received their testimony to this Word, this fulfillment of God's promises, in the Gospels. We are incredibly blessed, indeed. Jesus is the tuning fork of all revelation and the fulfillment of all of God's plans. If we are going to understand Scripture and God's plan for our lives and our salvation, we begin with Jesus. Let's rejoice at the privilege of living in the light of the glory of Christ.

Today's Prayer

Father, how can I ever thank you properly for the incredible grace of knowing Jesus, and in knowing Jesus, understanding your incredible love and grace? Never let me lose my sense of wonder at knowing Jesus, in whose name I offer my devotion, thanks, and praise. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Peter 1:10-12
  • John 17:6-8
  • Hebrews 1:1-3

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Illustration of Luke 10:23-24 NLT — "Blessed are the eyes that see what you have seen.

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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