What Jesus Did! 'Shouting Louder' — Mark 10:48

Thursday, August 4, 2016

Many people criticized the blind man. They told him not to speak. But the blind man shouted more and more, "Son of David, please help me!"
— Mark 10:48 NLT
Illustration of Mark 10:48 NLT — Many people criticized the blind man. They told him not to speak. But the blind man shouted more and more, "Son of David, please help me!"

Key Thought

While we are not told to be quiet as Jesus physically passes by us, peer pressure and social agendas antagonistic to faith work to keep us away from Jesus. Sometimes, people claiming to be Christians who act dishonorably push us away from finding Jesus. Let's learn from the blind man to not give up in our quest to find and know Jesus so that we can receive his blessings and his grace. Jesus is near. Let's not let anyone silence our voices or push us away from boldly seeking the Lord.

Today's Prayer

O Father in heaven, help me never give up in my pursuit of your Son and my Lord. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • 1 Corinthians 15:57-58
  • Colossians 1:23
  • John 12:42-43

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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.

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.