Day 30: Devotion and Treachery (14:1-11)
(1) Do you truly believe/think that nothing is worth having if you lose Jesus? (123)
(2) “One of the twelve.” Physical proximity to Jesus does not equal spiritual proximity to Jesus. How can we stay near the Lord when our hearts are prone to wander?
(3) Do you find yourself comparing your devotion/life to others? Why do we feel the need to compare ourselves with others? (122)
(4) Would your devotion/love for Jesus resemble the arguments of the disciples or the wholeheartedness of Mary of Bethany? Is your walk casual? (123)
(5) Does your devotion to Jesus make a difference in the life of others? The way you see others?
(6) How can you demonstrate extravagant devotion to God?
(7) Your devotion to God affects your giving and serving. How are you serving and supporting missions?
“Prone to wander, Lord I feel it.” Prayer is the best way to keep my heart close to God. Like the song says, I pray that He would bind my heart “like a fetter” to keep me from wandering. The more time I spend in prayer and in the Word, the less my heart wanders and the more Jesus becomes everything to me. May I be so in love with Him that I truly would rather have Him than anything this world can offer.
So true for me, too!!
Betrayal and extravagant devotion. Mark 8:37, What can anyone give in exchange for his life? Dr. Cook writes , “nothing is worth having if you lose Jesus” (123).
Any time I choose anything over Jesus I betray Him. May I have selfless devotion like the woman in today’s text.