What Jesus Did! 'Only Jesus!' — Mark 9:8

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Then Peter, James, and John looked, but they saw only Jesus there alone with them.
— Mark 9:8 NLT
Illustration of Mark 9:8 NLT — Then Peter, James, and John looked, but they saw only Jesus there alone with them.

Key Thought

If God's message to Jesus' followers in the previous verse about listening to Jesus as their primary source of God's revelation was ignored, then the disappearance of Moses and Elijah made God's point clear. The Father wanted Jesus to be honored, revered, followed, and obeyed. Jesus is the one to whom they and we must listen!

Today's Prayer

O Father, open my heart as well as my ears to the message of your Son. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 13:16-17
  • Mark 4:9
  • Mark 7:14

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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.

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.