What Jesus Did! 'Led Astray' — Mark 13:5-6

Tuesday, September 17, 2024

Jesus replied, "Don't let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah.' They will deceive many."
— Mark 13:5-6 NLT

Key Thought

Jesus was concerned that his precious followers could be led astray. He still is today. As Jesus' followers, it is not enough for us to defend the truth; we must also go in search of those that have been led astray by false teachers and false messiahs as well as those who have become entangled in sin. Let's make a conscious effort to reach out to those who have been led astray and bring them back to the joy of our Father's house.

Today's Prayer

Gracious and loving Father, please give me a heart like yours for lost people. Especially make me aware of those who have drifted away or who have been led astray and show me what to do and say to help them find you again. In Jesus' name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 15:3-7
  • James 5:19-20
  • Galatians 6:1


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Illustration of Mark 13:5-6 NLT — Jesus replied, "Don't let anyone mislead you, for many will come in my name, claiming, 'I am the Messiah.' They will deceive 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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