What Jesus Did! 'You Know the Commandments!' — Mark 10:19

Thursday, July 16, 2020

[Jesus continued,] "But to answer your question [about eternal life], you know the commandments: 'You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. You must not steal. You must not testify falsely. You must not cheat anyone. Honor your father and mother.'"
— Mark 10:19 NLT

Key Thought

Do you know the commandments? Do you know the core teachings of God's morality? If not, why not review them today. They can be found in Exodus 20. While we are not under law but under grace, we are reminded that grace and the power of the Holy Spirit help us to be what we could never be under law — people who live so that all aspects of our lives are pleasing to God.

Today's Prayer

O holy and righteous Father, conform me to your character and write your will on my heart so that I can display it in my daily life. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Exodus 20:1-17
  • Romans 8:1-4
  • Jeremiah 31:33


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Illustration of Mark 10:19 NLT — "But to answer your question [about eternal life], you know the commandments: 'You must not murder.

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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