What Jesus Did! 'Time to Decide!' — Luke 11:23

Wednesday, July 26, 2023

[Jesus continued,] "Anyone who isn't with me opposes me, and anyone who isn't working with me is actually working against me."
— Luke 11:23 NLT

Key Thought

There is no way to be neutral about Jesus. He comes and challenges us to decide if we are going to follow and help him or not. Simply ignoring Jesus, putting off a decision about him, treating him lightly, or looking at him as just another good religious person is not an option. Either we help and work with him, or we oppose him. Neutrality is really opposition. Disinterest is opposition. Jesus comes and asks us to decide to follow him, help him, and work with him. Time to decide!

Today's Prayer

Father, forgive me when I've placed my discipleship and the work of the Lord on the back burner. I realize again today that your Son is calling me to actively follow and serve in his work, not just stand by passively watching. Please help me to respond wholeheartedly to his call. In his name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Revelation 3:15-16
  • Joshua 24:14-15
  • Luke 9:23-26

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Illustration of Luke 11:23 NLT — [Jesus continued,] "Anyone who isn't with me opposes me, and anyone who isn't working with me is actually working against me."

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.

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