What Jesus Did! 'Entrance Requirements?' — Mark 10:17

Thursday, July 14, 2016

Jesus started to leave, but a man ran to him and bowed on his knees before Jesus. The man asked, "Good teacher, what must I do to get the life that never ends?"
— Mark 10:17 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:17 NLT — Jesus started to leave, but a man ran to him and bowed on his knees before Jesus. The man asked, "Good teacher, what must I do to get the life that never ends?"

Key Thought

This is a great question if it comes from a genuine heart. You will have to read for yourself and decide if this man's heart was genuine. Better yet, why not look at your own heart and ask the Lord Jesus this same question. I bet if you listen this week, he will make that clear to you if he has not already done so.

Today's Prayer

O God, please help me be confident of my future with you. May that confidence be based on my obedient response to your gracious gift of salvation. I trust that by the power of the Holy Spirit, you will empower me to be and to do what pleases you. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Acts 16:29
  • Acts 2:36-41
  • John 3:1-7

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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.