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

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Then they came to the town of Jericho. Jesus was leaving that town with his followers and many other people. A blind man named Bartimaeus (son of Timaeus) was sitting by the road. This man was always begging for money. The blind man heard that Jesus from Nazareth was walking by. The blind man shouted, "Jesus, Son of David, please help me!"
— Mark 10:46-47 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:46-47 NLT — "Jesus, Son of David, please help me!"

Key Thought

So often we let pride and social convention keep us from asking from God what we most need from him and what he is often most willing to give us—mercy. Let's not be shamed into silence. When we realize we need mercy, grace, and forgiveness, 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 holiness presence. Thank you for lavishing your gifts of grace and the Holy Spirit upon 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


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.