Day 9
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At that very hour some Pharisees came and said to [Jesus], “Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.” And [Jesus] said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.’ O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing! Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”—Luke 13:31-35

Jesus knew that his time here was nearly done. And still, he moves resolutely and faithfully toward his imminent fate knowing that at the end of this path awaited a cross. Jesus demonstrates a fierce loyalty to his Father's plan while staying cool, calm, and collected even under pressure.

It makes perfect sense that Jesus’ resolute persona comes from deep spiritual awareness. Often the flesh gives into weakness, but the spiritual man resists the flesh with resolute determination. Sometimes even well-meaning leaders will persuade us to divert and retreat to safety. But not Jesus and not in this situation. When the pressure is on—he chooses the spiritual mission over the path of least resistance. When the pressure is on—he leans into the challenge and does not back down from confrontation. When the pressure is on—he challenges political norms even when he knows it may cost him his life. When the pressure is on—he leans into his identity because this reminds him who and whose he is. Because this is what a man of God does. This is how we are called to act.

Never miss that Jesus is the supreme example of how to live and act like men. God does not wish for his man to be driven by fear. Fear of man. Fear of the unknown. Fear of our identity. Fear of the mission. Fear of political leaders. Rather, God wants our hearts and minds centered on him regardless of what is to come. With God’s divine will at the center of our mind, we march courageously forward, acting like men of God.

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393 thoughts on “Resolute Courage

  1. Mike says:

    “Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.”

    Jesus proceeded, eyes wide open to imminent death, being aware of the suffering he was to endure…we must endure our earthly life, eyes focused on our heavenly inheritance…though the paths may differ the goal remains identical.

  2. George says:

    “Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.”
    The resolve is inspiring.

  3. Alex van der Stoel says:

    Your house is forsaken

    Just how the Pharisees had blocked themselves to Jesus and the holy spirit in their lives

  4. Massimo says:

    “Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following…”
    Reminds me to stay focused on the vision and the mission. To persevere.

  5. alex says:

    Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following…
    Gives me the hope and courage to continue, regardless of circumstances!

  6. Corey says:

    “ Today and tomorrow “
    We are called to go and make disciples to do the same things that Jesus did here and even greater ! John 14:12
    I can know that if I am walking in His will every moment of every day ,then today and tomorrow have already been fashioned before me ! Psalm 139:16 💪
    Glory be to God!

  7. Johnathan says:

    “I must go on my way”. I pray that God gives me that strength to go on my way no matter the foxes that try to deter me.

  8. Eddie Ackerman says:

    “Go and tell that fox [Herod]” (Jesus)
    I imagine He said that with all the righteous anger and, possibly, sarcasm He could muster. This man that had the authority to end His life was not a REAL threat to Jesus, but rather someone who was sly and cunning, like a fox, and Jesus calls him out on his personality traits. The STRANGEST part about this text, to me, is that PHARISEES came and told him to flee from the wrath of Herod, even though the majority of Pharisees were in the plot to try to kill Him.

  9. Taylor says:

    You will not see me until you say – I feel this is powerful and a great reminder that he is always willing to help us and heal us, all we have to do is say his name and believe.

  10. Kevin Allex says:

    When Jesus says “I finish my course”
    I must be courageous, bold and all in no matter the situation. I must bring glory to God, and be the light of Jesus to others. The course God has planned for me isn’t finished until the day He calls me home. ❤️🙏🏼✝️

  11. Eelco says:

    How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

    It feels like me at times, yet I long for it.

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  12. Alex Coon says:

    2 Thessalonians 3:13 As for the rest of you, dear brothers and sisters, never get tired of doing good.

    • David says:

      Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following,
      Lord help me keep on keeping on.

  13. Jeff says:

    Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, — Each day of following Jesus we must go on our way, today and tomorrow and the next day. Not bent by troubles or obstacles to change course, unless it is in following that we must change course.

  14. John says:

    Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course… How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings.

    We are to protect the hen house ftom the fox

  15. John Krumm says:

    I’m needing courage to just keep on and not be tired or complacent. To just take the next step in the journey.

  16. Michael McClain says:

    “Go and tell that fox”. I love how Jesus found ways to call out people and their actions but never lost his grace, dignity and respect.

  17. Dave says:

    Focus on God! Help us God to be Godly Men always, whether we are in church or in the middle of nowhere digging a ditch.

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  18. TBone says:

    “and the third day I finish my course.” Jesus, finished well…it is my challenge and goal to finish well this course that God has put me on. I love the fact that Christ provides everything I need. I am not satisfied with just having the head knowledge…I strive and passionately seek to do HIS will daily.

  19. Coach says:

    Finish the Drill….And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!

  20. kenneth says:

    But you were not willing. How often does God offer up something to us, but we turn it away. I need to start recognizing when God is trying to collect me and let Him.

  21. Mark says:

    I read the verses in Hebrews 12:1-2 in view of great cloud if witnesses to lay aside the weight and the sin that so easily entangles me looking to Jesus the author and perfector of my faith …..sometimes the path to victory is extremely slow. But I claim in faith according to mark 11:24 to ask in faith looking to Jesus as the person who strengthens my resolve to not give in to the weaknesses of my fleshly strong pulling desires that conflict with the desires of the spirit within me…..The battle of the ages rages on as paul experienced in Romans 7 the things I don’t wanna do I do and the things I want to do I don’t do ….hallelujah I can do all thing thru Christ who strengthens me and resisting temptation is one of them .

  22. Joel Walls says:

    How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!
    For so long I was afraid of the outcome of confession. I wasn’t willing to be gathered up. Thank God I gave in and trusted him!

  23. Todd says:

    How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings,
    Jesus is our Protector no matter what this world may bring.

  24. Jim Kroyer says:

    “you were not willing!” For many years (decades!) I was consumed by my own goals and pride and not willing to be “all in” to the life the Lord truly wanted for me. Even though I was a Christian; doing all the right “Christian” things to do trying to be the proper disciple. The problem is that life was in my head and not always in my heart. For the last 7 years or so, that has changed where I AM WILLING. That means I am not just a HEAD Christian, but now a willing HEART Christian as well. What a difference that has made for me. Not that I don’t slip back at times in the head flesh, but now I know where my heart is. I love this 30 day Lent challenge as it is really causing me to look/examine deeply into my life, motives, and faith.

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  25. Hector Rolon says:

    And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”—

    The fear of having fail to the point of not seeing His return.

  26. Tim E says:

    Doing what you need to do today with courage because the “3rd” day is coming to us all eventually. We do not know the time or place. Therefore I have to act now.

  27. Rich Thomas says:

    Go and tell that fox, I wonder what foxes I have in my life that I need to tell, I am on mission.

  28. Chris says:

    I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following – I have a specific calling.
    …and you were not willing – More often than not I follow my own desires, not His.

  29. Harvey Hansen says:

    Jesus is told to leave because Herod want to kill him. But Jesus stayed focused on his mission here on earth till he finishes his course.

  30. William Colvin says:

    I need to stay the course that God put me on no matter what trials and tribulation comes at me

  31. Eliot Duncan says:

    Pharisees warned Christ, but he continued to proclaim boldly the message that he had been telling them all along. He told the truth with imminent death facing him!

  32. Troy Theye says:

    RESOLUTELY……………………Knowing how committed Jesus was during all the time before his fate, if we can hold as men, to any and all direction by Jesus……we too can be saved and have great confidence having Jesus on our side. This is the “famous” I want to be remembered for.

  33. Ryan says:

    Fearless. I’ve spent my entire life afraid of possible outcomes. I’m not trusting God the way I need to

  34. Chris says:

    “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.

  35. Mark says:

    “You were not willing”
    We need to be mindful of God’s love and care, who will protect us from all enemies if we but believe

  36. Ken Johnson says:

    Joshua 1:9, this is my command – be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid or discouraged. For the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.
    Holy Spirit, help me apply that everyday.

  37. Collin Boggs says:

    First word of Luke 13:33, “Nevertheless”. Jesus knew what was going to happen to him, but nevertheless He pressed on. Even as God’s son, He didn’t let His circumstances dictate the level of His resolve. In the midst of the impending horror He would face, nevertheless Jesus pressed on.

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  38. richard lawton says:

    Fear not, for I am with you
    Be not dismayed for I am your God
    I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you
    I will uphold you with my Righteous right hand
    Isaiah 41:10

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  39. Bill says:

    Jesus has great compassion for the people of Jerusalem, knowing full well that they are going to murder him. He lives as He had spoken, love your enemies and do good to those who persecute you.

    • Damien says:

      Great point. As long as we are living for God we must and can keep going on until Gods plan is complete.

  40. Dean Wendler says:

    “Today and tomorrow, and on the third I will reach my goal.” My life and plan are directed by God and he wants what is best for me. My goal is to follow His direction.

  41. Brandon says:

    And [Jesus] said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.
    I love how Jesus is so full of compassion, righteous anger, and the power of God. He rebukes those who think they can rely on their own source of power and continues his missional course.

  42. SHELDON Bullard says:

    “You will not see me until you say blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord my prayer is that we all will confess the Lordship of Christ and allow him to reign in our lives. i take courage in knowing he is Lord in my life.

  43. Troy says:

    I need courage in faces these times of uncertainty without my partner and without the knowledge of what the next day will bring.

  44. Denny says:

    God tries to gather His children under His wing, but some are not willing to accept His protection. I pray that more people would come to know the love of God.

  45. John says:

    Resolute to “finish the course”! I pray the Lord sustains me and I remain disciplined and courageous to realize what he has equipped me to be and do.

  46. UJ says:

    “Nevertheless I must go on my way” I love this solid focus that refuses to be derailed by circumstances. This is my prayer that God will help me stay focused on His kingdom at all times!

  47. Rod Hoeft says:

    Please that I turn to God and His word when fearful or angry. Pray that I can go, do, and act in the name of the Lord.

  48. Boyd says:

    I focused on the first few sentences where the Pharisees told Jesus to get away from here because Herod wants to kill you but Jesus just told them He would do God’s work for 3 days and finish his course. I need prayer for that courage, to just do as God asks even if there is danger.

  49. John Hendon says:

    I pray that I will give up fear that Rob’s me of the freedom that I have been given through Christ

  50. Al says:

    Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord !

    Lord help me to minister to the lost so they may see your love , and grace

  51. A Krumrie says:

    “go tell that fox” …Jesus wasn’t above name calling…. cracks me up. He’s not afraid of “authority” figures… he knows he has all the authority. …and God’s will is going to happen, no matter what.

  52. LAVON C LAMBERTY says:

    Realizing the truth of Jesus calling on His followers to be steadfast in faith and work for the Truth of the Gospel, I have to go to confession of my short comings and impatience, even my acting out of fear and not faith.

  53. Chris says:

    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’” Is what stands out to me also in this verse. It means the need to stand up for the Lord.

  54. Tommy says:

    How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!

    Unfortunately this speaks to me very loudly

  55. John says:

    Behold steps out, I need prayer around daily surrender to his plan and understand I do not know how many times he has taken me or those close to me under his wing. His plan brings eternity with him! What a blessed gift!

  56. Brad says:

    We are given a perfect opportunity to live fearlessly, make bold decisions to help others, and be confident in God’s plan for our future!

  57. Gordon Schlegel says:

    “I cast out demons and perform cures.” The harsh reality is that cures can be very painful — so painful that we’d rather hang onto the disease. It’s hard for me to handle pain that goes right down to the core of my being. That would take tremendous courage to do, and I’m still trying to find it.

  58. Walter says:

    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. My son passed in Jan from overdose, now we have the virus threat. I’ve come to a place in my life that demands I put the Gospel message forth to folks I know. It doesn’t matter what they think of me, am I a Christian nut case or am I embarrassed by those who mock. It is the most loving thing I can possibly do for those around me. I come to them in the name of the Lord and I’m encouraged by this passage that God will bless boldness and truth.

  59. Will says:

    When being told one is planning to kill him, he responds with “You tell that fox…” That is some bold conviction. I pray that I can have that confidence in the face of danger.

  60. Stephen says:

    Finish my course. It’s very easy for me to hear or receive something From God and it’s easy to say this is what I’m going to do, It’s not so easy to always stick with it.

  61. Brian says:

    Day 9:

    “Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.”

    Praying for the conviction and strength to persevere with the correct course of action in the face of great challenge.

  62. Stephen Rovezzi says:

    “Go and tell that fox….”
    Now that is courage to me. To be able, as a man, to look evil, or wrongness, or whatever is troublesome, directly in the eye and spit in their/its face and tell them what’s really up!!

  63. Joshua Standfest says:

    the fact that god just dismissed the person and called him a fox and had courage i prey that i could have that to

  64. Rex says:

    Jesus moved forward with the fathers agenda in the midst of uncertainty with no fear of Herod. Cast out demons performed miracles, finished the course, God help us to move forward in this day of uncertainty!

  65. Lee Bailey-Seiler says:

    I need prayer to remember, in the midst of my daily frustrations and the noise of the world that should stay focused on my own “3rd day” destination. Thanks!

  66. Chris Teti says:

    I had an experience just as I became a father and I thought I was going to die. I got a little mad that, that was how I was going to die but I asked God to look over my family as he took me home and I excepted it. I was at peace with it. I ended up not dying but still remember that experience.

  67. Steve Brown says:

    Jesus knew the Father’s plan for him, and stuck with it in confidence. This shows me that I need to seek God’s will, and stick to it with confidence.

  68. Cory Bullock says:

    Late input..I found myself thinking about this very message as I drive back and forth from LSU yesterday moving my daughter out permanently for the rest of the year and thinking about the bold and unknown steps that still await us ahead and that truly it is all going to be ok because God is in control and we can not allow fear and anxiety to grip us. We as men, now more than ever need to stand strong and united together to help lead each other and our families through this! I will be praying for each and everyone of us!

  69. Samuel says:

    The word I keep coming up with from this scripture is commitment. It is something I have always struggled with and I pray the Lord will work thru me to give me resolve and strength to move forward in my commitment to him.

  70. Kevin says:

    “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’”
    Father, help me to act boldly for your Kingdom even when I don’t know what to do next. Grant me the Godly courage that I need!

  71. Dale Martin says:

    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
    Lord, help me to be bold in doing good and serving others. Let it not be just out of the goodness of my heart but with a purpose to see you glorified and your kingdom advanced.

  72. William Brama says:

    Our lives are often defined by the moments that you experience fear and joy. During those times of fear in your life use the same approach as the times of joy for God has a plan, let go of everything and follow his plan. This is one of the hardest things thing in life to do, your faith will carry you far if you let it. Again, these times are relevant during the worlds fight of COVID-19, keep the faith and trust in Gods plan.

    God Bless you all.

    Billy

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  73. John P Goushian says:

    I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following…

    In spite of all Jesus was facing, he had focus to go about His Father’s work. I would like to have that lazer focus, to be so attuned to Kingdom work that nothing will hinder me .

  74. Steve Roarke says:

    Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it!
    I compare myself to the City of Jerusalem, it’s my desires and my wants, not Gods all the time.

    • Scott H says:

      Thanks Steve! Your analogy rang true for me. At first I thought how can I compare myself to a city. But a city is made up of people.

  75. Ricky D Brittain says:

    I have to surrender to the will of God daily. This is part of my daily prayer. When I am living my life convicted to doing his will I am fearless. When I try to do things of my own will I am weak. I pray that I can always do gods will

  76. Dustin Blais says:

    Heavenly Father, please grant me the courage, strength and wisdom to allow your will in my heart, and in my actions. In Your name Lord.

  77. Brad says:

    “I must go on my way.” Jesus knew what was going to happen, but did what he must, out of love. So many uncertainties in life now, may God grant me courage to do what I must.

  78. Edgar says:

    “I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings”. My son texted me this morning that he is going home today. He is working in a senior facility. He is a live-in worker in a facility but he was advised to go home because he is sick for two days now. He had soar throat and coughing once in a while but he does not have fever.

    I have fear in my mind after reading his text but after praying to God asking what to do I called him and in our conversation I was at peace. I told him to go to coronavirus testing center but because it’s Sunday the clinic is closed. As we were talking over the phone, I advised him that we have to take the necessary precautions to avoid transmission of the virus. Change his clothes before entering the house, wear mask and gloves and distancing inside the house. I was at peace after we talk and now he is with me resting.

    It has been my prayer to meet him personally being a live-in caregiver and working about 60 miles away.

    Being courageous is being bold to stand in God’s promises. His promise is “He will cover you with his feathers. He will shelter you with his wings. His faithful promises are your armor and protection.”
    ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭91:4‬ ‭NLT‬‬.

    Praise the Lord for God’s faithfulness. Amen!

  79. KF says:

    Behold I cast out demons and perform cures is significant to me because I am battling with my own mind and heart for potential life changing events that could change my home and generations to come. To turn that corner, that God is covering my steps.

  80. Brad says:

    Praying for courage to follow Christ’s example – Resolutely following the Lord’s will for my life, even when I can see difficult obstacles in my path – knowing that His path will make the Father’s name known and have an eternal impact for the Kingdom. The most practical way for me to act and have courage is to follow the Spirit’s promptings – and not chicken out in the moment!

  81. John Wilson says:

    “Go and tell that fox”
    Pray that I would have that boldness of Jesus to stand up to that which challenges to strike fear in my heart

  82. Ron says:

    “…tell that fox” – God give me the courage to stand against the devious, ungodly foxes who threaten, intimidate, mock any that follow you.

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  83. Dale Nerison says:

    I am a precious child of God, chosen and loved by him. I need prayer to overcome my self doubt and insecurities.

  84. Ted says:

    Our Jesus says He will protect me under His wings like a hen protects her brood. I know I am protected so I should have the courage to follow Him and do what He wants me to do

  85. Stephen Donmoyer says:

    I need prayer to strengthen my resolve for persistence in my walk with the Lord. To lead my emotions to a place of acceptance in which is reflective of his love and grace in my faults daily. Thank you Lord for loving a sinner such as I.

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  86. Bob says:

    That’s what I pray for the most when I pray for myself is courage to be bold in my faith and in my personal life, on my own I am not courageous I dont have it in me but with Jesus I can do things I can’t do on my own.
    I truly do need Jesus in my life.

  87. Jonathan Robertson says:

    As men, we often fear the hard conversations, confessions, confrontations more than dangerous situations. It is easier for me to face physical hard than risk emotional scarring or spiritual disgrace. I am Jesus to give me courage to do all of His will, no matter the risks.

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  88. Jacob Lamen says:

    That was a good read and it is poignant in today’s fear filled climate. Take confidence in that he is with you.

  89. Jack says:

    Go and tell that fox, ‘… and the third day I finish my course.
    Praying to not let worldly things (sin) detour me from the godly things I should be doing.

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  90. Ross says:

    ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. ‘ Jesus was about the business of doing the Father’s will, and was not going to be diverted or side tracked from completing his tasks to the satisfaction of the Father. He absolutely and resolutely stayed focused, despite the distractions. Lord help me to stay focused on Jesus in the midst of my own distractions !

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  91. Yooper says:

    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Reassuring words in these uncertain times. Knowing Jesus will return and make things right gives me courage.

  92. Kevin says:

    Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.

    I am praying for patience and guidance.

  93. Tom says:

    “For everyone knows I am safe until I come to Jerusalem…”

    Father, help me walk confidently in you knowing all is in your hands – I cannot be taken out – until the work you’ve called me to is completed.

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  94. Jon Brady says:

    A kingdom man is not driven by fear of the unknown but is driven to live and act boldly for the kingdom.

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  95. Tom Cullen says:

    It’s a struggle for me to get out of myself! That’s what I need to do, in order to fulfill the great commission. I was reading a story out of the Bible app. About one of my heroes RA Tory he said his job was to collect souls for the kingdom of heaven. It was like some how in the spirit a sword was stuck in my heart.

  96. Matt R. says:

    The phrase “Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow ” stood out to me today. “Nevertheless” recognizes the danger or fear that we may be facing, however it negates that fear for God’s purpose. My prayer today is that God will remind me to say, “nevertheless” to fears that I face, and be resolute to do God’s Will in spite of those situations.

  97. Buck Irwin says:

    And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.

    Lord, give me this kind of boldness and courage when faced with threats and persecution!

  98. Seare says:

    ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course‘.

    Jesus knows his mission, timing and the divine protection upon him to accomplish that mission.

    I need prayers to better manage my time.

  99. Conrad says:

    ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord’- because of this, i am confident to ask God for courage that he can sustain me. This because God always keeps his promise. For i believe that the spirit of fear is not from God but from the enemy. All the more reason to ask God for it (courage).

  100. Bob M. says:

    “nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following,” – now more than every it is important that I keep my eyes focused on God and do what I am called to do today, tomorrow and the next day. His mission doesn’t change – love the Lord your God with all your mind, heart and soul and love our neighbors as well. During this time of panic, spreading God’s love is job one for today, tomorrow and beyond (just as it was before COVID-19)!

  101. Jon says:

    …. and you were not willing!
    I pray that I will be humble and submit to the will of Christ. That I will be willing.

  102. Dennis B. says:

    Allow me Lord to fix my eyes on Jesus, the author & perfecter of my faith and hold to His promises of divine power that overcome anything this world can bring.

  103. Anonymous says:

    I am praying that I can find fearlessness and faith through God in these troubling times of the coronavirus. I have recently been thinking in the fight or flight attitude, rather than leaning and putting all my thoughts toward God. God, I pray that you reach out to me and be here for me. Make yourself known to me and allow me to truly know you.

  104. Eric M. says:

    Perseverance and faith in you Lord no matter what – Lord please give me the strength to press on in these crazy times. For now I have a job but who knows for how long that will last! Help me walk with blind faith when I cannot see the road ahead.

  105. Zach says:

    “And I tell you, you will not see me until you say, ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!’” The understanding that God sent Jesus in His name and Jesus came in the name of of the Father. I need prayer that I can put Christ first daily. It has been so hard with the chaos and uncertainty around me.

  106. scott kelly says:

    well said Rick! I am in awe of the truth that is wherever we go we are on holy ground and that Jesus goes before us.

  107. Eric says:

    be sure to try each day (and day after day) to stay strong in faith to be able to talk with others and share good news with confidence

  108. Stan says:

    Jesus ‘ example is calm and resolve is where i want to be in my life during the unprecedented and unsettled times…

  109. J says:

    “Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following…”. Jesus new what was coming in the following days… The betrayal, the torture and eventually, the death on the cross. He knew this because, well…He’s God of course. But, through it all, He displayed a peace that “surpasses all understanding” (Philippians 4:7) because “He wants our hearts and minds centered on Him regardless of what is yet to come.” (Vince Miller) What I need prayer for is help keeping my mind from wandering away from things that don’t bring honer to His name.

  110. Michael Schurman says:

    Praying for a continued ” stedfast-calm-under-pressure persona” as the days and weeks of virus threats keep building.

  111. Michael Spencer says:

    “Blessed is he that comes in the name of the Lord.” I pray that anything that I attempt to do will be done in Jesus’ name and in His will. My righteousness is like filthy rags.

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  112. Ryan says:

    “Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following”

    Regardless of circumstances, we are called to be obedient to God the Father. We may very well be called to do things that are not comfortable, and we need the courage to do them. I am praying for courage to step out of my comfort zone in obedience.

  113. Rick says:

    Blessed – When I go somewhere in the name of the Lord, I am blessed. Standing on that as a promise from God, when I come into a situation with the intent of making Jesus known, I should never be nervous, afraid or intimidated because I am blessed. Since Jesus lives in me, wherever I go, I am standing on holy ground. Lord help me to remember this when my heart wants to share your goodness but the environment is hostile.

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  114. Jesse Skytland says:

    Pray that I will get filled and let Lord give me the bread I need now, for today, and when tomorrow comes, then for the future. ‘Give us each day our daily bread’ Matthew 6:11

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  115. Gary says:

    “…I will reach my goal.” I want to continue to rely on God to learn more of scripture and help me reach that goal of better knowledge.

  116. Anthony Meschke says:

    “And you were not willing” we don’t need to do anything but accept God’s gifts and we can’t even do that. I constantly struggle with accepting God’s gifts and instead focus on this world.

  117. Dave says:

    “I finish my course. Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following”..
    Run to the fight stay in the fight and Finish! (from BU Football Team)

  118. Dave says:

    Run to the fight stay in the fight and Finish!
    I finish my course. Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following

  119. Marc says:

    O Jerusalem , O Jerusalem, the city that kills profits and stones those who are sent to it.
    I have a hard time being bold for the kingdom around others. Father give me the strength and wisdom to overcome my fears.

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  120. JR says:

    JESUS was not scared of man or threats of man or fears of man, He was emboldened by God’s Holy Spirit to persevere and complete His God-given mission. I am encouraged to not let feelings of sadness inhibit The Holy Spirit’s pushing in my life to do what He’s called me to do.

  121. Nathanael says:

    In this passage Jesus tells the disciples he is going to keep healing and ministering regardless of the threat to his well being. Lord give me the courage today to walk in that boldness.

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  122. Darin Palmer says:

    Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following, for it cannot be that a prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.

  123. Seth says:

    “Finish my course” God has a plan for everything. He has a “course” for me. I pray that I am fearless as I go throughout my course. I pray that God comforts me and provides me strength when going through tough times. I know that God has a plan and I am apart of it.

  124. Eric says:

    “Nevertheless, I must go on my way . . . “

    Fear is everywhere these days. Fear of illness. Fear of isolation. Fear of financial hardship.

    I pray for the wisdom of knowing I am not alone and the courage to go on my way, reminding others that they too are not alone. We walk with Christ.

  125. Tim Kelley says:

    Blessed be the name of the Lord, He is mighty, holy and worthy of praise. He is my rock, a strong and mighty tower, I will run to Him my shelter and provider.

  126. Dennis says:

    No weapon formed against me shall prosper.
    As we sit through this shut down here in Las Vegas during the pandemic, and to compound the issue I lost work due to it, I am trusting in God and growing spiritually.
    This is one of the toughest things I ever had to endure but God’s word is true.

  127. David Luevano says:

    “Blesses is he who comes in the name of the Lord”
    Lord Jesus continue to give me strength to fight the daily temptations and for me to do everything in your glory.

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  128. Kenneth McClatchey says:

    There’s no safer place on earth than in the place God has called us to be. There is no “unknown” to God. Again Jer. 29:11 ” I know the plans I have for you . . .”
    Whether we are in a boat on a storm ravaged sea, thrown into a lion’s den or face angry mobs for the sake of the gospel – All of God’s promises are Yes and Amen.
    I thank Our Lord for the group of men I’ve been welcomed into here at PV. Read Joshua 1:9

  129. Jeff Brown says:

    I want to be savvy aggressive how Jesus called the Pharisee foxes indirectly associating them with Herod who wasn’t there. He totally played them.

  130. Alan Hendrickson says:

    It makes perfect sense that Jesus’ steadfast-calm-under-pressure persona comes from God and not his flesh. God must be at the front of all my thoughts and actions and nothing of this world.

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  131. ching says:

    Lord, Give me the strength to go on and keep the faith.
    Always point me to your way and heard the truth teaching.
    Don’t let us compromise with the world.

  132. Davin Morris says:

    “Nevertheless, I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following”

    Sometimes the hardest thing to do is just keep moving forward. The uncertainty of the future can be crippling and I struggle with it. My prayer is that God would give me boldness to keep moving forward and trust in Him alone.

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  133. Wade says:

    ‘Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course. ‘

    I am on the planet until I finish what God wants me to do. Not a minute sooner and hopefully, not a minute longer.

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  134. Jeff says:

    Jesus ends this passage with a warning. Our house/city/country/world will be forsaken.
    Unless and until individually and collectively we cry out
    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.

  135. Bryan says:

    ‘Nevertheless’
    Courage to go, love and live both in my household and beyond. Specifically to be persistent in the moral teachings of my household and to exhibit those now with our neighborhood.

  136. Rich says:

    Happy Sunday everyone! My word is ‘fearless’. My prayer is that He provides us all peace so we are fearless in our pursuit of Him and our care for others during this COVID-19 pandemic.

  137. Duc says:

    “Cast out demons and perform cures”- Lord Jesus- thanks for showing the example of calmness and confidence in the midst of the life storm where you bring Hope and Peace to us all.

  138. Paul Tomes says:

    Go and tell that fox ..,.
    I draw strength from Jesus that he can face his foes with such boldness knowing that his Father has given Him power over all things. I pray that I can be that resolute when I’m faced with earthly problems.

  139. Jason Davidson says:

    And he said to them, “Go and tell that fox, …

    Jesus stands before the prophets and calls King Herod a “fox”. In that time calling someone a fax was to call them a lesser man or inferior man. My prayers today are to stand in the face of fear and be strong and wise enough to stand up to that fear and wisely move past it to properly deal with it.

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  140. Todd Hansen says:

    Fearlessness is a Function of being Fused to the Father — God, the fusion reaction is the one with the most power — join us to yourself at the deepest level and use us unashamedly and powerfully for your glory!

  141. Borg says:

    At some point we will all come to “that very hour”of testing. At that time, where is our focus? Are we willing for Jesus to come into view? Clearly, many are not capable. Call out today, “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” I say, “Call out.”

  142. Jim says:

    “I finish my course.” Jesus was focused on his mission – he was tuned in to the Father and was focused on the Father’s will. Peter could walk on water when his focus was on Jesus but started sinking as soon as his focused switched to his situation. Stay the course – abide in the Father – focus on the mission given by Him!

  143. Dan says:

    “…that fox…” Jesus calls the thing that might cause Him fear exactly what it is- a sly predator.
    My fear: “a blatant trap” (fear of man)

    “…and the third day I finish my course…” Jesus fully believes in and stakes His life on accomplishing His mission.
    My mission: to build the church body into Christlikeness and to go into all the world, making disciples, baptizing in the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, and teaching everything Jesus commanded.

    Please pray for me to listen and obey like Jesus. I have ideas for how to do that but don’t know if they’re from God, and am also afraid to act.

  144. Michael says:

    I know one of our biggest fears in America, usually for 2 reasons. One is that we don’t want to be ridiculed or be considered an outcast. The second is we know our shortcomings and don’t want to come across as hypocrites. I need to look at Christ’s example and forgiveness and then in turn be bold but still wise when witnessing

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  145. Justin says:

    Blessed is He who comes in the name of the Lord. Jesus is coming back, and even those who reject Him will acknowledge his authority. It gets me excited to see Jesus confront adversity with love, grace, and authority all in one. I have a long way to go.

  146. Dave W says:

    “I must go on my way today and tomorrow and the day following.” I love how Jesus approached every day with courage, stepping toward the will of God the Father. My I have such courage, today during virus times and in the future no matter what life throws my way.

  147. Gerry says:

    I need the strength and courage to face a situation that I’ve dug myself into. Addiction is cruel and deadly and I need the Lords help!

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    • Dallas says:

      Sorry I posted my Bible study in your comment section but I guess God put me here for a reason…..Gerry I pray that God gives you the strength and the courage and the peace that transcends understanding in your situation !

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  148. Brian Grundhauser says:

    I pray for the courage to keep growing in my relationship with God in the face of very difficult times.

  149. Chad says:

    Heavenly Father, give me the strength and courage to be the spiritual leader that my family needs. Faith over fear. Calm his storm.

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  150. Jordan says:

    Fearlessness
    I shall remain fearless & patient knowing that my time is coming . I will step confidently with GOD along the path of righteousness .

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  151. Timothy says:

    “on my way”
    Jesus was doing all of these things while he was on his way to something much greater. He didn’t lose sight of what was coming, which encourages me and gives me hope nor did he ignore or discount what was right in front of him that was part of his journey towards the cross.

  152. Dave Benson says:

    The word “behold” jumps out at me this morning as I think we’re all looking more intentionally at Jesus these days! Vince’s devo that I assume he wrote awhile back is quite fitting in our current season of uncertainty. Vince writes “He wants our hearts and minds centered on Him regardless of what is yet to come.” Behold, our hope is in Christ alone!

  153. Troy Theye says:

    “BEHOLD”………………………………..Gods way of us seeing and directing our ways to that of his will. Do not loose focus on where, what and when but why Jesus gives us that sense of direction always.

    Continuing prayers for building, trusting and following Gods plan for me on my new journey in FL raising my son and finding my path.

  154. Michael says:

    the city that kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to it! In today’s times, for the ones that are chosen to lead our country, there are adversaries that oppose and condemn every decision. Lord I pray that we have one nation under God and let the stone throwing cease.

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  155. Eric says:

    I pray, every day, I become a little more like Jesus. That the faith and courage and love He lives out I let show through me.

  156. Edward says:

    “Go and tell that fox” I need God to strengthen me in my faith so I have the courage to tell everyone about our Heavenly Father.

  157. Coach says:

    Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow. I’m bless to know that my Christ came to earth to save us from ourselves….his will be done!

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  158. JP says:

    “How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings“ This word from God is so comforting. Just to knowing He loves me and will protect me. I also founded great encouragement from Bro. Vince – “ divine fearlessness”. Amen! Thank you Heavenly Father for Your word Your truth and Your love.

    • Doug says:

      All that is happening in the world shows that we are moving towards Jesus’ return. We don’t know if that will be soon, or still — according to our sense of time — a long way off. But we pray, Lord, that we your followers will have the courage to be the church as you mean for us to be, no matter what the risk. Even so, come quickly, Lord Jesus!

  159. Lewis Thompson says:

    With Jesus’ confidence and God’s divine will in mind, I should propel myself into a divine fearlessness that yields no other option but to live and act boldly for the Kingdom. I changed the wording in this sentence to reflect on how I should approach any fear in my life.

  160. Randy says:

    ” I must go my way”

    Pray I would step into who He would have me be when His way for me contraries logical, intellect, and the core of self. That I would wield His Word, establish His Work, and actualize His Ways, wherever, whenever, with whomever, as He orchestrates my way. That shrinking back in fear would dim and drawing on His strength would dawn.

  161. Rich says:

    A beautiful picture of a motherly attribute of God here. A mother hen gathering her chicks under her wings. Lord give me the courage to protect my family and support my wife to be a great mom.

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  162. Scott says:

    “….you were not willing!”

    He is always willing with open arms….yet we prioritize SO MANY things above him without even knowing that we do it. Reset button.

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  163. Ross Peterson says:

    ”i must go on my way today and tomorrow”
    Praying for that kind of courage to pursue His Kingdom and lead my family

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  164. Donny Lill says:

    Behold your house is forsaken…
    I feel as though my mind is empty andi have no ability or confidence. Every time my manager points something out it’s like why didn’t I think of that or why can’t I think of those things. When I lift in prayer those concerns I hear nothing so I retreat even further within. What must I do or where must I go to get back that confidence and remove the anchor from my neck which is pulling me under? Come Holy Spirit…Come.

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    • JP says:

      God is with you is preparing you. You are being lead and taught by your manager as you grow in your position. Go to your manager thank them for sharing and investing in you. I Pray you will not draw in and build walls but instead see these moments as ones where you are being prepared. Remember in life we are on a path in pursuit of Jesus and to emulate Him. We need other to help grow as we walk the path. Give thanks to God for this growth opportunity and that the seed take root. Lord bless you brother.

  165. Mike Sirignano says:

    The phrase “I must go on my way” resonates with me because in this pandemic we have to keep it moving.
    Please pray that I use discernment in all my decisions while I keep it moving.

  166. George says:

    “How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!” – Jesus is always there for us if we are willing to accept that.

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  167. Dan says:

    How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you were not willing!
    Father God, give me the strength and courage to resist the sin in my life and to recognize your presence at work and to willingly accept your will, your way, not mine. I pray this in your son Jesus’s precious name. Amen.

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  168. Eric Jensen says:

    Lord, help my heart and mind to be centered on you and your example as I face the unknown of the coronavirus and to courageously face whatever comes in my life or those I love.

  169. Gregg says:

    He gathers us because He loves us. Yet we run instead trusting because we have little faith in trying times.

  170. Joe says:

    God gives me the calmness and collectiveness when I am face to face with times of trials and trouble that I may draw everything I need from him and not my own strength and knowledge to complete his call on my life.

  171. Austin says:

    “Finish the course,” I pray that I have the courage to finish the course that I have set intentions to finish

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  172. Rafael Dixon says:

    I need prayer for consistency and a total and complete surrender to God’s calling in my life. A complete surrender would render me fearlessness in the face of adversity. Thank you men for your prayer.

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  173. TIM Ruppe says:

    It stood out to me that Jerusalem when Jesus said to them” how often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her brood under her wings”, but you were not willing.. I pray that I will be willing to live and act boldly for the kingdom!!

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  174. Eric says:

    Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. My prayer is that when the going gets tough, I get tougher. That God makes me stronger and equips me to handle the trials and temptations this world has to offer.

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  175. Jay Wegiel says:

    O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the city that kills the prophets and stones those sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, just as a hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not have it!
    Luke 13:34. This verse hits me, especially The “and you would not have it!” This is where I need prayer as I am often tempted to become discouraged when offering opportunity after opportunity to our men and only getting a remnant of a response. I thank God for those of you who take spiritual growth seriously.

    • Stephen says:

      Ah, my friend Jay, my responses to you are not a small remaining quantity of something…as Mr. Webster says…they are a whole thought, brought on by your daily missives…to which I look forward to, and which make me stop and think and ponder and reflect!….

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  176. Ben says:

    I need Godly courage to not have a spirit of fear around finances, and go boldly share my faith in Jesus anywhere and everywhere!

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  177. Dustin says:

    “Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!” He goes before us….His spirit is in us…He whispers to us because He is NEAR! I think of this when I find myself in situations that bring anxiety or uncertainty and a calmness is sure to follow.

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  178. Merle says:

    Jesus was resolute to “finish his course”. May I also have confidence in the Father to complete the tasks he has for me.

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  179. Loryn says:

    We need to be committed to God’s plan, not our own.
    I ask for prayer as I head back to work tomorrow, after being on holidays, as I work in a hospital and work on the frontlines. May God keep us safe and may He be seen in all we do.
    Thanks guys

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  180. Eddie says:

    Nevertheless, I must go on my way 
    Too often in life I personally get sidetracked and leave the path God wants me to be on. I pray that God will correct me through the Holy Spirit to stay on His path and not stray to the right or the left.

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  181. Tom Fredericks says:

    Pray that I will be as resolute and determined as Jesus was to push through difficulty into destiny. ?

  182. Art says:

    I need to be ” willing”, not afraid – but bold to live my faith. This is my prayer. Thank you Jesus!

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    • Nick says:

      “Go and tell that fox, behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I finish my course.” God, I pray that will you will provide me a fresh outpouring of courage and strength – like Jesus – so that I can walk in His love and be His hands and feet to all that are around me in this world!

  183. Bryan says:

    “How often would I have gathered your children together as a hen gathers her brood under her wings” – He shows His love and compassion for them, even though He is knowingly going to endure pain and suffering at their hands.

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    • Rory C says:

      True commitment to Gods plan is easier said than done for a lot of people. Because there is still that What if factor and it’s human nature to have worry. I have become better at trusting and listenting. But I pray I become stronger every day I’m face with any doubt or fear. Trust him with no doubt

    • Edgar says:

      Frank, you can decide today. Just repent for your sins. Accept Jesus as your Lord and Savior. And walk in righteousness. Find a church where the pure word of God – the Bible is being preach. Join a group in that church where you can grow your FAITH.

  184. Dean Wendler says:

    Jesus allowed his life on Earth to be planned and directed by God the Father. Jesus mission took place according to God’s plan and timing. I need to place my life and thrust completely in God’s hands, just as Jesus did. I have no reason to be fearful.
    I am so blessed to be part of the PV REACH Men’s Group. I thank God for each of you.

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