What Jesus Did! 'You Will Share My Cup!' — Mark 10:39

Friday, July 29, 2016

The sons answered, "Yes, we can!" Jesus said to the sons, "You will suffer the same things that I will suffer. And you will be baptized with the same baptism that I must have."
— Mark 10:39 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:39 NLT — The sons answered, "Yes, we can!" Jesus said to the sons, "You will suffer the same things that I will suffer. And you will be baptized with the same baptism that I must have."

Key Thought

James and John both paid huge prices for their faith in Jesus. James was martyred early in the history of the church. John, on the other hand, was exiled to the Island of Patmos where he saw visions of what lay ahead for the church in Asia Minor—a time of persecution, apostasy, and challenge. Each gave his life in a different way to follow the Master who saw greatness in sacrifice and not in human success. O that we might have the courage to do as they both did, faithfully serving the Lord no matter what challenges face us in our lives.

Today's Prayer

O God, you are worthy of my life. You gave it to me at my conception. I pray that you will use it to your glory. And I trust, dear Father, that you will keep it for eternity. In Jesus' name I confess my trust in you. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Philippians 1:19-24
  • Acts 12:1-4
  • Revelation 1:9

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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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