What Jesus Did! 'The Demon Was Gone' — Mark 7:29-30

Thursday, May 5, 2016

Then Jesus told the woman, "That is a very good answer. You may go. The demon has left your daughter." The woman went home and found her daughter lying on the bed. The demon was gone.
— Mark 7:29-30 NLT
Illustration of Mark 7:29-30 NLT — Then Jesus told the woman, "That is a very good answer. You may go. The demon has left your daughter." The woman went home and found her daughter lying on the bed. The demon was gone.

Key Thought

The woman's answer was good—not just because it was clever, but also because she showed her humble faith. She received the goal of her heart: her daughter was delivered from the power of the evil spirit. Let's remember that nothing, absolutely NOTHING, is more important than deliverance from evil. Let's not let anything take our hearts off that goal in our lives. We must want deliverance from evil and its power in every form. This kind of deliverance can only come from Jesus. Finally, we must use this deliverance as an opportunity to be used in the work of God.

Today's Prayer

Father, dear Abba the Almighty, please remove my sin from me. Help me see any stumbling block that I might be placing in my own path or in the paths of those I love. Use me to bring others to your grace and holiness so they can find deliverance from evil in any form of its power. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 6:9-13
  • Colossians 1:11-14
  • Ephesians 2:1-6

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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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