What Jesus Did! 'Praise at Seeing Grace' — Mark 2:12

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

The paralyzed man stood up. He took his mat and walked out of the room. All the people could see him. The people were amazed and praised God. They said, "This is the most amazing thing we have ever seen!"
— Mark 2:12 NLT
Illustration of Mark 2:12 NLT — "This is the most amazing thing we have ever seen!"

Key Thought

The lives in which Jesus works bring praise to God. So ... are we allowing Jesus to work in our lives and are we helping bring others to Jesus so he can work in their lives as well?

Today's Prayer

Father, use me to open people's hearts to Jesus. In fact, dear Father, please open my heart to allow Jesus to act with complete authority in my life. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 28:18-20
  • John 1:35-41
  • John 4:28-30, 39-42

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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.