What Jesus Did! 'All the Others Say the Same' — Mark 14:31

Thursday, October 27, 2016

But Peter answered strongly, "I will never say I don't know you! I will even die with you!" And all the other followers said the same thing.
— Mark 14:31 NLT
Illustration of Mark 14:31 NLT — But Peter answered strongly, "I will never say I don't know you! I will even die with you!" And all the other followers said the same thing.

Key Thought

Peter's bravado was not a solo performance. All the followers of Jesus felt that they would follow him to whatever fate awaited them. Little did they know that they would all forsake and run away. How sad! How true to life! When we look in Scripture, we find quite a number of people who lost their way and their loyalty to the LORD. How wonderful that the Lord found a way to reclaim so many of them! May he do so with us! May we do so with others!

Today's Prayer

LORD, make me an instrument of your reconciliation. Use me to bring back those who have lost their way. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Matthew 18:12-14
  • James 5:19-20
  • Luke 15:1-7

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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.