Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | August 23, 2018

“Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you” – “what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands”

Today’s devotion comes from Mark 5:1-20.  Here is a link to this Scripture – https://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark+5&version=NASB

I quote only the following verses.

“As He was getting into the boat, the man who had been demon-possessed was imploring Him that he might accompany Him.  And He did not let him, but He *said to him, “Go home to your people and report to them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He had mercy on you.”  And he went away and began to proclaim in Decapolis what great things Jesus had done for him;  and everyone was amazed.”  Mark 5:18-20.

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“He is your praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.”  Deuteronomy 10:21.

Today’s devotion will focus on how we should report what great things the Lord has done for us. 

A good witness tells only his or her own story and does not tell someone else’s story.

A good witness only gives his or her own testimony of what he or she personally observed and does not attempt to give testimony based on what he or she heard someone else observed (hearsay).

A good witness tells only what he or she observed and does not speculate on what she did not observe.

A good witness tells only what the Lord has done for him or her and not what he or she has done for the Lord.

A good witness tells only what the Lord has done for him or her and does not speculate why the Lord has not done the same thing for someone else.  There are too many people afraid or hesitant to tell their own story because they don’t want to appear proud or special or cause someone else to feel bad that the Lord has not done the same thing for them.

“What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have looked at and touched with our hands, concerning the Word of Life—  and the life was manifested, and we have seen and testify and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was manifested to us—  what we have seen and heard we proclaim to you also, so that you too may have fellowship with us;  and indeed our fellowship is with the Father, and with His Son Jesus Christ.  These things we write, so that our joy may be made complete.”  1 John 1:1-5.


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