Christian Devotional – July 8, 2021

The Gospels through the Summer, Day 42

God knows us. Read Mark 14.

So many truths are in this chapter. The passover meal, Jesus prays for them, and then Jesus is arrested. Yet through it all, Jesus displays the fact that he knows us. Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves. This statement and the verse above is such an incredible reminder that no matter what our best intentions are, we are still going to face temptation and we’re still going to fall. We need Jesus to be able to do anything today.

Only through Jesus will we withstand the temptation that we face. We must continue to pray because while we may have the very best of intentions, our sinful nature will get in the way. Our spirit is willing but our flesh is so incredibly weak. Are we relying on Jesus to help us through the day? Are we bringing our temptation to him and allowing him to show us and lead us through the way of escape?

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