What Jesus Did! 'All the Others Vowed the Same' — Mark 14:30-31

Sunday, October 27, 2024

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Jesus replied, "I tell you the truth, Peter — this very night, before the rooster crows twice, you will deny three times that you even know me."

"No!" Peter declared emphatically. "Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!" And all the others vowed the same.

— Mark 14:30-31 NLT

Key Thought

Peter's bravado in this instance 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 him 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 15:1-10


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Illustration of Mark 14:30-31 NLT — "Even if I have to die with you, I will never deny you!"

About This Devotional

What Jesus Did! is a series of one-year devotional guides through each gospel, using one short scripture passage each day and following the Gospel in sequential order. Each devotional consists of a scripture passage and a reflection and a prayer which open up the day's scripture and show how it challenges you to live for Jesus.

What Jesus Did! is written by Phil Ware and is available in book form.

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.