What Jesus Did! 'Why, if It Is for Me?' — Mark 14:6

Monday, October 10, 2016

Jesus said, "Don't bother the woman. Why are you troubling her? She did a very good thing for me.
— Mark 14:6 NLT
Illustration of Mark 14:6 NLT — Jesus said, "Don't bother the woman. Why are you troubling her? She did a very good thing for me.

Key Thought

Like Jesus does so often in his earthly ministry, he protects a vulnerable person from criticism and attack and also finds a way to affirm and bless that person. He emphasizes the good this woman has done. May we be willing to do the same to others who are generous, kind, and loving to the Lord Jesus!

Today's Prayer

Gracious Father, open my eyes and help me see those who are doing good things in the name of Jesus. Use me to affirm their work and bring them a blessing. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Mark 5:25-34
  • Luke 21:1-4
  • Mark 2:3-5

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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.