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
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.

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

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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.

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