Peter’s denial


John 13:31-38
Jesus Predicts Peter’s Denial

31When he was gone, Jesus said, “Now is the Son of Man glorified and God is glorified in him. 32If God is glorified in him,[c] God will glorify the Son in himself, and will glorify him at once.

33“My children, I will be with you only a little longer. You will look for me, and just as I told the Jews, so I tell you now: Where I am going, you cannot come.

34“A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

36Simon Peter asked him, “Lord, where are you going?”
Jesus replied, “Where I am going, you cannot follow now, but you will follow later.”

37Peter asked, “Lord, why can’t I follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.”

38Then Jesus answered, “Will you really lay down your life for me? I tell you the truth, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times!

Much has been said of Peter’s denial and Jesus’ foreknowledge of this event.  Therefore, I would like to look at another piece of this scripture.  “As I love you, so you must love one another.  By this, all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”  My question is this, have we fulfilled this mission?  Do we Christians truly show our love for each other, that others may know we are His?  I think if we could keep within our consciousness the last part of this commandment, that all men will know we are His if we display this kind of love, then perhaps we would be more successful at loving each other.

Remember as you go through your day that your actions reflect back on your Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.  Seek holiness.

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