What Jesus Did! 'Care Under Fire' — Mark 1:12-13

Saturday, January 11, 2020

The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him.
— Mark 1:12-13 NLT

Key Thought

When you feel alone, abandoned, and under attack, where do you turn for help? Jesus trusted in his relationship with his Father. He was being led by the Spirit. However, this passage reminds us of a truth we often forget: God does send his angels to help his faithful servants in times of trial. Jesus faced Satan in the wilderness and among the wild animals, but he was not alone. Angels attended to him. Do you believe God will bless you with the same support?

Today's Prayer

Father, as our child, I thank you that I will never have to face my times of temptation and trial alone. I thank you for your Holy Spirit who lives in me. Although I may not see them, I thank you for the angels I trust are sent to assist me. Dear God, I rely on your promise never to abandon me. Please give me the faith to believe that I am never alone or abandoned as your child. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 1:14
  • Romans 8:14-17, 38-39
  • Hebrews 13:5-6

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Saturday, January 11, 2020

The classic twice-daily devotional from Charles H. Spurgeon.
"How encouraging is the thought of the Redeemer's never- ceasing intercession for us. When we pray, he pleads for us; and when we are not praying, he....."
A daily passage of Scripture emphasizing praise to our God.
"We put our hope in the LORD. He is our help and our shield. In him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in his holy name. Let your unfailing love surround..."
A daily devotional about the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.
"Peter replied, "Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the..."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"Great is the LORD and most worthy of praise; his greatness no one can fathom."

Illustration

Illustration of Mark 1:12-13 NLT — The Spirit then compelled Jesus to go into the wilderness, where he was tempted by Satan for forty days. He was out among the wild animals, and angels took care of him.

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.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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.