Matthew 8

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Now when He got into a boat, His disciples followed Him.

— Matthew 8:23

True disciples follow Jesus. Just before this verse a follower of Jesus said, “Lord, let me first go and bury my father, before I follow you.” Apparently there were things in his life that were keeping him from being a diligent disciple of the Lord. He was unwilling or unable to truly walk with and follow the Lord. He was not (in the end) a genuine disciple, because true disciples follow Jesus.

Today’s Goal

Is there anything in your life that is keeping you from fully following Jesus? Lay it down! Jesus is greater.

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Enduring Word Commentary with Pastor David Guzik

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Additional Daily Devotionals

My Utmost for His Highest | Oswald Chambers

Morning & Evening | Charles Spurgeon

Books on the Gospels

Life and Times of Jesus the Messiah” by Alfred Edersheim