Daily Devotional

Make Him Known

Read Mark 1:1–13

Published: Sep 18, 2017

John the Baptist spent his life preaching repentance and baptizing all who confessed their sins. Even though his was an unorthodox lifestyle, wearing camel’s hair and eating locusts and wild honey, he led those who came to him into God’s truth. He had a great following, but he knew there was one greater than he.

This was his message: “After me comes the one more powerful than I, the straps of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and untie” (Mark 1:7).

John witnessed the Spirit descending from heaven like a dove and resting upon Jesus. He heard the voice from heaven declaring Jesus as the Son of God (Mark 1:10–11). Could there be any doubt this was the Promised One? John knew he baptized the Son of God that day and didn’t hesitate to tell others.

Those who have received salvation through the death of Christ on the cross, know they have encountered the Messiah. Like John, they too can lift up Christ so others might be drawn to Him.

Prayer Suggestion: Lord, guide me to help others know who You are.

Quicklook: Mark 1:4–11