What Jesus Did! 'Are You Leaving, Too?' — John 6:67-69

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Then Jesus turned to the Twelve and asked, "Are you also going to leave?" Simon Peter replied, "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God."
— John 6:67-69 NLT
Illustration of John 6:67-69 NLT — "Are you also going to leave?"   ——   "Lord, to whom would we go? You have the words that give eternal life. We believe, and we know you are the Holy One of God."

Key Thought

We come to many crucial decision points in our lives. None is more important than this one. What do you do with Jesus? He has been pressing us to decide about him for several days. Most of the world will turn away from him. Even though God's grace has prepared the way, the path is too narrow and the demands too difficult for most people. Most don't want to have to give up control. Most want a messiah whom they can tame and manipulate and make into their servant. Jesus would be our King — -not just prince or prophet, not just rabbi or ruler, but King. So will we turn away? Will we leave? No, for he is King. Only he has the words of life.

Today's Prayer

Father God, please sweep out of my heart any competing loyalty that would disrupt my wholehearted devotion to Jesus. I want to follow him fully. Please help me find life in his words. In his name. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Luke 1:26-37
  • Mark 14:45-50
  • Luke 4:31-35

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About This Devotional

What Jesus Did is a one-year devotional guide through the gospels, using one short passage each day and following the Gospel in consecutive order. Each devotional consists of a passage, reflection and a prayer which opens up the day's scripture and shows how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware.

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