Read the New Testament in a year, one chapter a day, five days a week

Day 82/260: Read Mark 14

When Jesus was arrested, His followers “all forsook Him and fled.” When Jesus gets us in trouble today, do we do the same?

Look at what is said about Peter in the rest of this chapter. “But Peter followed Him at a distance, right into the courtyard of the high priest. And he sat with the servants and warmed himself at the fire.”

Was it mere curiosity that kept Peter nearby? He continued following, but “at a distance.” No longer was he right at the Lord’s side; no longer was he rebuking the Savior (Mark 8:32). Remember, he is the one who declared, “Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!” (Matthew 26:35). But when the moment came, he “followed Him at a distance.”

How close are you to God? Do you “walk n the light as He is in the light” (1 John 1:7)? Or are you, like Peter, following “at a distance.” If you find yourself at a distance from the Lord, remember it is not He who moved.

“Behold, the Lord’s hand is not shortened, that it cannot save; nor His ear heavy, that it cannot hear. But your iniquities have separated you from your God; and your sins have hidden His face from you, so that He will not hear” (Isaiah 59:1-2).

Memory (Copy into a notebook 5-10 times)

Mark 16:16. “He who ___________ and is ___________ will be saved; but he who does not ___________ will be condemned.”


Pray for a closer walk with Jesus.

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