What Jesus Did! 'Alone Together' — Matthew 17:1

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Six days later, Jesus took Peter, James, and John the brother of James and went up on a high mountain. They were all alone there.
— Matthew 17:1 NLT
Illustration of Matthew 17:1 NLT — Six days later, Jesus took Peter, James, and John the brother of James and went up on a high mountain. They were all alone there.

Key Thought

Soul mates. Bosom buddies. Accountability group. I don't care what you call it, we all need it. Jesus clearly had a closer relationship with Peter, James and John than he did with the other apostles. He invested himself more in them. He revealed more of himself to them. They become the key leaders of the disciples when Jesus returns to God. Coincidence? Absolutely not. For our own refreshment and accountability, we need a small group of people of the same gender we can spend genuine time with in confession, comfort, encouragement, and forgiveness. Jesus clearly did it. How can we not?

Today's Prayer

Loving Father, lead me to the people and the group to whom I need to make myself accountable and use me to bless this group with my love, comfort, and encouragement. In Jesus' name I pray. Amen.

Related Scripture Readings

  • Eccles. 4:9-12
  • Mark 5:36-37
  • Matt. 18:19-20

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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.