What Jesus Did! 'I Came to Serve and to Give' — Mark 10:45

Friday, August 2, 2024

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[Jesus said,] "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many."
— Mark 10:45 NLT

Key Thought

Here is the heart of our hero, Jesus, given in one simple statement. His words must be our legacy. His example must be the pattern for our lives. Jesus bought us out of Satan's grasp and brought us to freedom through the ransom price he paid. We are now called to follow his example and live his life in our world. We are to serve and sacrifice for others. Living to serve others is the Jesus-way of life!

Today's Prayer

O Father in heaven, use my life to your glory and for blessing others. In Jesus' name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Psalm 111:9
  • 1 Peter 4:10-11
  • 1 Peter 1:18-20


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Illustration of Mark 10:45 NLT — [Jesus said,] "For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve others and to give his life as a ransom for many."

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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