What Jesus Did! 'Have Mercy on Me!' — Mark 10:46-47

Monday, August 3, 2020

Then they reached Jericho, and as Jesus and his disciples left town, a large crowd followed him. A blind beggar named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting beside the road. When Bartimaeus heard that Jesus of Nazareth was nearby, he began to shout, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"
— Mark 10:46-47 NLT

Key Thought

So often we let pride and social convention keep us from asking God for what we most need from him and what he is often most willing to give us — mercy. Let's not be shamed into silence. We know we need mercy, grace, and forgiveness, so let's not be shy about humbly asking for it from our generous and loving Father.

Today's Prayer

O Father, without your mercy and grace I would surely fail to find my way into your holy presence. Thank you for lavishing your gifts of grace and the Holy Spirit on me. Let me never forget your mercy, love, and grace. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Psalm 4:1
  • Psalm 30:8-12
  • Psalm 51:1

Comments

Other Devotionals from Heartlight for Monday, August 3, 2020

A daily devotional featuring a Bible verse, thought and prayer.
"For what the law was powerless to do in that it was weakened by the sinful nature, God did by sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful man to be a sin..."
A daily devotional featuring wise counsel found in Scripture.
"If anyone considers himself religious and yet does not keep a tight rein on his tongue, he deceives himself and his religion is worthless."
The classic twice-daily devotional from Charles H. Spurgeon.
"Jesus is passing through the throng to the house of Jairus, to raise the ruler's dead daughter; but he is so profuse in goodness that he works another..."
A devotional to help reclaim Jesus as the daily Lord of our lives.
"Dear Disciple, Some messages of truth are hard to hear. Nevertheless, a family has to have expectations of family members if it is going to function...."

Illustration

Illustration of Mark 10:46-47 NLT — "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!"

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.