"A student is not better than his teacher. A servant is not better than his master. A student should be satisfied to become like his teacher. A servant should be satisfied to become like his master. If the head of the family is called Beelzebul (the devil), then the other members of the family will be called worse names!"
— Matthew 10:24-25 NLT
Jesus is our King, Lord, Master, and Savior. If some of the people of his day did such horrible things to him, what makes us think we can escape such hardship? But the worst that can happen to us is that we end up like Jesus! So when the ridicule, scorn, rejection, and persecution rain down we must remind ourselves that our destiny is the same as that of Jesus. We are victors waiting for the parade to begin. The key for us, don't get unsettled and keep the faith!
Father, I know you want to conform me to the image of your son. You want his heart to be my heart. Please empower me to not only be faithful, but also to be a witness to those around me. Thank you for strengthening me by your Spirit to withstand the oppression of Satan and his allies. In Jesus' name. Amen.
Related Scripture Readings
- John 13:13-17
- John 15:18-21
- Rom. 8:28-30
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.