What Jesus Did! 'Begging the Lord' — Mark 7:26

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

The woman was not a Jew. She was Greek, born in Phoenicia, an area in Syria. The woman begged Jesus to force the demon out of her daughter.
— Mark 7:26 NLT
Illustration of Mark 7:26 NLT — The woman was not a Jew. She was Greek, born in Phoenicia, an area in Syria. The woman begged Jesus to force the demon out of her daughter.

Key Thought

Are we too proud to beg? Do we have such an elevated view of ourselves that falling on our knees and begging seems beneath us? Are our spiritual issues any less in need of Jesus than this lady's concern for her daughter? What would you NOT do to place yourself before the Lord and his grace? This woman would not let anything separate her from Jesus' power to deliver her girl. She was willing to beg! Incredibly, we don't have to ... even though we often need to!

Today's Prayer

O gracious Father, full of mercy and compassion, forgive me when I am arrogant and proud. Gently humble me and craft me into a vessel fit for your use in your work which is done for your glory. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Romans 5:6-11
  • Colossians 1:19-22
  • Luke 16:3

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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.

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