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

Wednesday, June 5, 2024

[After the Transfiguration, when Peter, James, and John suddenly] looked around, Moses and Elijah were gone, and they saw only Jesus with them.
— Mark 9:8 NLT

Key Thought

If God's message to Jesus' followers in the previous verse (Mark 9:7) 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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Illustration of Mark 9:8 NLT — [After the Transfiguration, when Peter, James, and John suddenly] looked around, Moses and Elijah were gone, and they saw only Jesus with them.

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.

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.