[Jesus continued his warning and instructions to the apostles when he sent them out:] "Students are not greater than their teacher, and slaves are not greater than their master. Students are to be like their teacher, and slaves are to be like their master. And since I, the master of the household, have been called the prince of demons, the members of my household will be called by even worse names!"
— Matthew 10:24-25 NLT
Jesus is our King, Lord, Master, and Savior. Since some of the people of his day did such horrible things to him, what makes us think we can escape similar hardships? 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 keys for us are keep the faith and don't get unsettled!
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 not only to 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
- Romans 8:28-30
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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.
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.
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