What Jesus Did! 'Never Enough' — Luke 11:16

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Other people wanted to test Jesus. They asked Jesus to show them a sign (proof) from heaven.
— Luke 11:16 NLT
Illustration of Luke 11:16 NLT — Other people wanted to test Jesus. They asked Jesus to show them a sign (proof) from heaven.

Key Thought

When someone is determined to oppose us, we will never be able to do enough to satisfy that person. Jesus' involvement with his opponents here reminds us of this. The request for Jesus to do a sign to prove himself wasn't genuine. It was just another test from opponents who would not be satisfied by anything he did. Jesus shows us that the thing we should do is to tell the truth and do the right thing. We must not let such tests divert us from the work of God.

Today's Prayer

Give me courage, O LORD my Father, to continue your work no matter the criticisms or attacks that are launched against me. Please, dear Father, help me be able to determine whether the questions posed to me are from genuine hearts or from the hearts of those who are opponents of the truth and who can never be satisfied. Please give me the insight and the courage to be your person of integrity when under such attacks. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Philippians 3:12-16
  • Psalm 17:9
  • Psalm 109:28


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.