“a Lamp to my feet. a Light for my path.” – John 21:17

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TODAY’S WORD…

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A third time Jesus asked Simon Peter,

“Simon son of John, do you love me?”

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Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said,

“Lord, You know everything. You know that I love you.”

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– John 21:17 (NLT)

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REFLECTION…

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Deep inside,

Peter realises why Jesus puts the same question to him three times

– he himself had denied Christ three times during our Lord’s passion.

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After his three denials,

Peter had immediately recognised his big mistake,

and he had “wept bitterly”. (Matt 26:75)

His sorrowful reaction reflected the wretchedness he had felt;

his contrite heart;

his true remorse.

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Peter’s betrayal had therefore been temporary

and, when he is questioned three times by his Master

about his love and faithfulness,

Peter humbly and lovingly places himself entirely in Christ’s hands,

and submits himself fully to His judgement:

“Lord, You know everything. You know that I love you.”

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– – – – – – –

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Will Jesus find in me a contrite heart

and a sincere determination not to carry on denying Him

and not to live contrary to His teachings?

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How many times will Jesus have to ask me if I love Him?

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Will I be able to stand in His glorious presence and declare

“Lord, You know everything. You know that I love you”?

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REPETITIVE PRAYER FOR TODAY…

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My sacrifice, O God, is a broken spirit;
a broken and contrite heart You, God, will not despise.
(Ps 51:17)

Please forgive me, Lord.

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