What Jesus Did! 'Go Tell Them Something Great' — Mark 5:18-19

Tuesday, March 26, 2024

As Jesus was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon possessed begged to go with him. But Jesus said, "No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been."
— Mark 5:18-19 NLT

Key Thought

"Go... tell... everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been." What Jesus said is not a command just to the man freed from the demons, but also a command to us! God is merciful! God has saved us through Jesus' death, burial, and resurrection. How can we not share this powerful message with others?

Today's Prayer

O God, give my mouth the words to say and a heart full of joy so that I can be effective in telling others what Jesus has done for me and can do for them! In Jesus' name, I ask for this grace. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Peter 3:13-16
  • Colossians 1:28-29
  • Acts 8:1-4

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Illustration of Mark 5:18-19 NLT — "No, go home to your family, and tell them everything the Lord has done for you and how merciful he has been."

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.

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