Then Jesus turned to his followers. They were there alone with him. Jesus said, "You are blessed to see the things you now see! I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see the things that you now see. But they did not see these things. And many prophets and kings wanted to hear the things that you now hear. But they did not hear these things."
— Luke 10:23-24 NLT
The apostles were common men given an incredible blessing. They were blessed to be able to see God's ultimate promise delivered, fulfilled, and embodied in Jesus. We have received their testimony to this Word, this fulfillment to his 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 salvation, we begin with Jesus. Let's rejoice at the privilege of living in the light of the glory of Christ.
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
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.