Speaking Through Actions

News about the miracles of Jesus spread fast and in Luke 7:18-35, we read about disciples of John the Baptist who were questioning Jesus to find out if He was the Son of God. John the Baptist had been sent off to prison but his disciples kept him informed about Jesus.

John wanted confirmation from Jesus that He was the Messiah. Today’s passage does not say that Jesus answered his disciples directly but the actions of Jesus spoke louder than words. Jesus cured people with diseases, sicknesses, and evil spirits, and gave sight to many who were blind (v. 21).

There was a lot of confusion at this point in the ministry of Jesus because Jesus didn’t come right out and say He was the Messiah. Instead, He proved it in His actions. He healed the sick, He gave sight to the blind, and He preached the Good News to the poor. Then He told John’s disciples to report back what they had seen.

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This day with God, we can do like the Disciples of John the Baptist. We can honor true wisdom by reporting about those who have walked the walk and not just talked the talk. We can follow the proven; those who have been there. Our growing faith will never be taken away or depleted. The gospel message has a beautiful and refreshing simplicity about it that sets us free and never lets us down.

Lord, today we come to you in prayer and are thankful for previous generations; those that have been there and done that. These are people we can go to for information. We give honor to them. We also give honor to veterans who have demonstrated courage to fight and pave the way of freedom. In Your name we pray. Amen.


About Mark Shields

Mark volunteers as a member of the media ministry team at his church. A few years ago, he started an on-line Bible study guide called “This Day with God Devotional”. He uses this as a tool in his journey through the Bible. We live in a very busy world with busy schedules so this tool has helped him continue with daily Bible reading and study. Each of the studies are designed to help apply our faith in the work place, at school, or at home. Join him on this journey or check in every so often to read his thoughts.
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1 Response to Speaking Through Actions

  1. Paul H. Lemmen says:

    Reblogged this on A Conservative Christian Man.

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