Tonight when we were having our family devotions we FINALLY finished John. Rob and I were so touched by the following passage:
15When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do
you love me more than these?" He said to him, "Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Feed my lambs."
16He said to him a second time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" He said to him,
"Yes, Lord; you know that I love you." He said to him, "Tend my sheep."
17He said to him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love me?" Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, "Do you love me?" and he said to him, "Lord, you
know everything; you know that I love you." Jesus said to him, "Feed my sheep.
18Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and
another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go."
19(This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying
this he said to him, "Follow me." (John 21:15-19)
This was said to Peter. The one who denied Christ 3 times. WOW!!! The forgiveness that Jesus has for us is so amazing. It just really hit me tonight when Rob read that scripture. Even after he denied Christ, he still gave him a command. God is so faithful, even when we are unfaithful. How many times do we fail to "glorify God" with our actions, and he still calls us his children? I just can't even express why I was so touched by this scripture tonight, but I was.
We've also just started a devotional book called. "Training hearts, teaching minds. A family devotion based on the shorter catechism." It seems like it will be good. We are excited about this. The boys are looking forward to it also. It will helps us teach them (and ourselves) questions and answers concerning Biblical doctrines. It fives a question, an answer and supporting scriptures. I'll let you know how it goes.
This weeks question is this. "What is mans primary purpose?"
A. To glorify God and enjoy him forever.
Check it out if you are interested.