What Jesus Did! '' — Luke 14:31-33

Tuesday, September 8, 2015

"If a king is going to fight against another king, first he will sit down and plan. If the king has only 10,000 men, he will plan to see if he is able to defeat the other king that has 20,000 men. If he cannot defeat the other king, then he will send some men to speak to the other king and ask for peace. It is the same for each of you. You must decide if you can leave everything you have to follow me. If not, you cannot be my follower!"
— Luke 14:31-33 NLT
Illustration of Luke 14:31-33 NLT — "If a king is going to fight against another king, first he will sit down and plan."

Key Thought

"I surrender!" That's pretty much what Jesus wants to hear from us. We count the cost of our commitment and we see the lavishness of his grace and realize we need to surrender ... everything! Let's hold nothing back!

Today's Prayer

Father, open my eyes to the things in my life that keep me from serving your Son as my Lord wholeheartedly. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 5:1-11
  • Luke 18:28-30
  • Luke 9:57-62


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.