What Jesus Did! 'Begging the Lord' — Mark 7:25-26

Sunday, May 3, 2020

ToGather: Our Father's Grace Becomes Our Mission

Few truths are more important to us than Jesus' promise to intercede for us.

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Right away a woman who had heard about [Jesus] came and fell at his feet. Her little girl was possessed by an evil spirit, and she begged him to cast out the demon from her daughter.

Since she was a Gentile, born in Syrian Phoenicia, ...

— Mark 7:25-26 NLT

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 woman'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 for our own benefit!

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 so it will always be 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 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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