What Jesus Did! 'Tender Savior' — Matthew 12:19-21

Tuesday, June 8, 2021

ToGather: Our Father's Grace Becomes Our Mission

Few truths are more important to us than Jesus' promise to intercede for us.

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[Continuing Isaiah's prophecy about Jesus:]
"He will not fight or shout
or raise his voice in public.
He will not crush the weakest reed
or put out a flickering candle.
Finally he will cause justice to be victorious.
And his name will be the hope
of all the world."
— Matthew 12:19-21 NLT

Key Thought

While being strong and mighty, Jesus could also be loving and tender. His role was to be our sacrifice — a sin offering that, by the shedding of his blood, frees us of guilt. His resurrection is our assurance of victory. He will make sure justice triumphs over injustice, and we are given eternal hope through Jesus' victories over the evil one. Once again, we are reminded that the goal is to let Jesus be our answer and source of hope, even in mundane matters.

Today's Prayer

Almighty God, it still amazes me that Jesus would give up his home and comfort in heaven to come to earth and be rejected. Stir within me the same kind of heart that Jesus had when he faced discouragement. Thank you so very much for the blessings you have richly poured out on me through Jesus. In his name, I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Hebrews 2:14-18
  • Hebrews 4:14-16
  • John 10:14


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Illustration of Matthew 12:19-21 NLT — or raise his voice in public.

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.