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

Thursday, June 8, 2017

"He will not argue or shout; People will not hear his voice in the streets. He will not break the reed that is already bent; He will not stop the light that has almost stopped burning. He will continue until he makes fair judgment win the victory. All people will hope in him."
— Matthew 12:19-21 NLT
Illustration of Matthew 12:19-21 NLT — "He will not argue or shout; People will not hear his voice in the streets."

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 frees us of guilt by the shedding of his blood. 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 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 Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

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


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.