Sunday, July 25, 2010

What about the other guy?!

"Peter ... saith to Jesus, Lord, and what shall this man do? Jesus saith unto him ... what is that to thee? follow thou me." - John 21:21-22
Peter, after being called to service by the risen Christ, points his finger and asks, "What about that guy?!" Jesus patiently responds, "Pete, that's none of your business, follow me."

It is only natural; the Psalmist writes
"Behold, these ... ungodly, who prosper in the world; they increase in riches. Verily I have cleansed my heart in vain, and washed my hands in innocency. For all the day long have I been plagued, and chastened every morning."1
He works himself up over it until he looks at life from what he has from God, not what others get away with.
So foolish was I, and ignorant ... I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand. Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel, and afterward receive me to glory."2
Each is on his/her own faith walk with Christ3; what others do, or not, is none of our concern.

Like he did with Peter, Jesus asks, "Do you love me? Follow."


1 - Psalm 73:12-14
2 - Psalm 73:22-24
3 - Related Post: No One But God - July 24, 2010

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