David Jeremiah (may-21-2022) Daily Devotional: The Difference: The Demon-Possessed Man
Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you. Mark 5:19
Recommended Reading: Mark 5:18-20 - 18 And when He got into the boat, he who had been demon-possessed begged Him that he might be with Him. 19 However, Jesus did not permit him, but said to him, “Go home to your friends, and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you, and how He has had compassion on you.” 20 And he departed and began to proclaim in Decapolis all that Jesus had done for him; and all marveled.
In Mark 5, Jesus took a boat to the eastern side of the Sea of Galilee, where He encountered a wild man who lived among the tombs. The man was possessed by demons. Jesus cast out the demons, and the difference that came over the man was astonishing. When Jesus boarded the boat to leave, the man begged to come with Him. But Jesus told him to go home and tell his friends what great things the Lord had done for him. And the man did so. He became one of Christ’s first evangelists, proclaiming the Lord Jesus to the ten cities of the Galilean Decapolis—“and all marveled” (Mark 5:20).
Few things glorify the Lord more than the changed lives of His people and their testimonies about His amazing grace. If Christ has made a difference in your life, tell others about it. Go home to your friends and tell them what great things the Lord has done for you!
Let the world know the difference Jesus makes. The psalmist exhorts, “Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble.” H. B. Charles, Jr.