Peter also was with them

Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest, but Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and brought Peter in. The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” Now the servants and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves. Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. John 18:15-18

I am often amazed at how I can read the same verses multiple times and find something new. Take today’s verses for example. I have no idea how many times I have read them and I have written about them and similar verses about Peter’s denial of Jesus many times. This time as I contemplated the verses it jumped out at me that Peter just blended in with the servants of the high priest and the soldiers that had just arrested Jesus.

I got to thinking how often I just blend in with the rest of the world. I am willing to guess that you do the same. It is just easier. We laugh at jokes we shouldn’t. We go to movies we shouldn’t. We visit web sites we should stay away from. We hang out with people we should stay away from because they make it easy for us to do things we shouldn’t. For most of us, just looking at us you could not tell Christian from unbeliever.

When I blend in, I am doing just what Peter did. I am denying Jesus. I am telling the world I don’t know Him. Be my friend I am just like you. But while Peter denied Jesus three times, I have lost count of how many times I have denied Him.

The good news is no matter how many times I deny Jesus He is always waiting to forgive me and take me back to Him. Just as Jesus took Peter back and turned this rash, impulsive person to a great orator on Pentecost He will take us back and equip us for great things. Each of us needs to stop denying Christ and step out for Christ. Let the world know what Jesus has done for them.

Have a blessed day,

David

followed Jesus, and so did another disciple. Since that disciple was known to the high priest, he entered with Jesus into the courtyard of the high priest, but Peter stood outside at the door. So the other disciple, who was known to the high priest, went out and spoke to the servant girl who kept watch at the door, and brought Peter in. The servant girl at the door said to Peter, “You also are not one of this man’s disciples, are you?” He said, “I am not.” Now the servants and officers had made a charcoal fire, because it was cold, and they were standing and warming themselves. Peter also was with them, standing and warming himself. John 18:15-18

I am often amazed at how I can read the same verses multiple times and find something new. Take today’s verses for example. I have no idea how many times I have read them and I have written about them and similar verses about Peter’s denial of Jesus many times. This time as I contemplated the verses it jumped out at me that Peter just blended in with the servants of the high priest and the soldiers that had just arrested Jesus.

I got to thinking how often I just blend in with the rest of the world. I am willing to guess that you do the same. It is just easier. We laugh at jokes we shouldn’t. We go to movies we shouldn’t. We visit web sites we should stay away from. We hang out with people we should stay away from because they make it easy for us to do things we shouldn’t. For most of us, just looking at us you could not tell Christian from unbeliever.

When I blend in, I am doing just what Peter did. I am denying Jesus. I am telling the world I don’t know Him. Be my friend I am just like you. But while Peter denied Jesus three times, I have lost count of how many times I have denied Him.

The good news is no matter how many times I deny Jesus He is always waiting to forgive me and take me back to Him. Just as Jesus took Peter back and turned this rash, impulsive person to a great orator on Pentecost He will take us back and equip us for great things. Each of us needs to stop denying Christ and step out for Christ. Let the world know what Jesus has done for them.

Have a blessed day,

David

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About dwwork

The name of this blog is taken from 1 Peter 3:13 - “always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience. This verse became special to me over ten years ago when I was asked to teach an adult Sunday school class on Christian apologetics. This interest grew over the years to the point that I took some graduate level classes in apologetics. I think the best way to be prepared to give and answer to everyone who asks is to know scripture. It is my hope that through these short devotionals the reader will become more familiar with each verse. I have tried when possible to make them personal hoping in some small way to show that God’s word written over two thousand years ago is still relevant today. In the writing of these short devotionals I have been able to better understand how God’s word impacts my life. It is my hope that you too will come closer to our Lord Jesus and develop a closer relationship with Him. Finally, if the reader finds anything in conflict with scripture please let me know. God’s word is the final authority always overrules anything I might write. David
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3 Responses to Peter also was with them

  1. robin claire says:

    Were you the one who what going to argue for evolution via the route of science? Or was that another blogger. I follow a lot of blogs, so I might be confused about that.

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