What Jesus Did! 'Bringing Praise to God' — Luke 18:42-43

Monday, November 2, 2015

Jesus said to him, "You can see now! You are healed because you believed." Then the man was able to see. The man followed Jesus, thanking God. All the people that saw this praised God for what happened.
— Luke 18:42-43 NLT
Illustration of Luke 18:42-43 NLT — "You can see now! You are healed because you believed."

Key Thought

The crowds knew that Jesus' acts of compassion were not to draw attention to himself, but to bring praise to God. He lived his life to bring honor, glory, and praise to his Father. Just as Jesus lived to glorify God, we too, are put here to bring God glory. If not only our best achievements but also our everyday lives mean that our Father is praised, then we have succeeded in life!

Today's Prayer

Father, may all good things that I do and the way that I live each day bring you honor and praise. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 7:12-16
  • Ephesians 1:12-14
  • Revelation 15:4

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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.