What Jesus Did! 'Not Me!' — Mark 14:29

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

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Peter said, "All the other followers may lose their faith. But I will never lose my faith."
— Mark 14:29 NLT
Illustration of Mark 14:29 NLT — Peter said, "All the other followers may lose their faith. But I will never lose my faith."

Key Thought

Peter, seemingly always wanting to be better or more important than the other followers of Jesus, overstates his faith. While Peter initially backs up his words to Jesus by drawing a sword and being ready to defend his Lord when Jesus is arrested, Peter runs away with the other followers when Jesus won't fight. In fact, he later denies his Lord three times. Peter is the great reminder that even those of us who possess great faith can run into confusing times when our faith seems to waver and our resolve seems to melt. Thank goodness for our forgiving Savior. However, let's heed Jesus' warning to Peter and never over-state our loyalty or be overly critical of those whose loyalty wavers. Instead, let's commit to be faithful and to reclaim those who falter.

Today's Prayer

LORD God Almighty, I am not even close to being invincible. My faith is fallible. I don't want to waver or fall. However, dear LORD, I know that without your powerful help, I will. I humbly ask for your strength and pray that I will not disappoint you or fail you. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Galatians 6:1-3
  • James 5:19-20
  • James 5:15-19

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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.

Scripture quotations are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright ©1996, 2004, 2007, 2013, 2015 by Tyndale House Foundation. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Carol Stream, Illinois 60188. All rights reserved.