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

Sunday, August 4, 2024

"Be quiet!" many of the people yelled at [the blind man begging for mercy].

But he only shouted louder, "Son of David, have mercy on me!"

— Mark 10:48 NLT

Key Thought

While we are not told to be quiet as Jesus physically passes by us, peer pressure and social agendas antagonistic to faith can work to keep us away from Jesus. Sometimes, people who claim to be Christians but act dishonorably push us away from finding Jesus. Let's learn from the blind man not to 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 1:22-23
  • John 12:42-43


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Illustration of Mark 10:48 NLT — "Be quiet!" many of the people yelled at [the blind man begging for mercy].

But he only shouted louder, "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.

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