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

Saturday, February 3, 2024

And the man [who was healed] jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, "We've never seen anything like this before!"
— Mark 2:12 NLT

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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Illustration of Mark 2:12 NLT — And the man [who was healed] jumped up, grabbed his mat, and walked out through the stunned onlookers. They were all amazed and praised God, exclaiming, "We've never seen anything like this before!"

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.