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Hello and thanks for joining in on to today’s daily devotion. Today is Friday January 15th. The 6th day of the Hebraic week.
Our verse today is John 21:20-22
Peter turned and saw that the disciple whom Jesus loved was following them. (This was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and had said, “Lord, who is going to betray you?”) 21 When Peter saw him, he asked, “Lord, what about him?” 22 Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.”
This verse today ties very closely with what we discussed yesterday in working out our own salvation. But in this today, we need to see the importance of focusing on what YHWH wants for our individual lives and not be concerned with what He has for others.
My favorite words in these verses are the last ones when he says “what is that to you? You must follow me.” Take your eyes off what YWHW may be doing for others. Focus on what He wants to do in you. When we make our focus on what YHWH may be doing in others, it only breeds jealously, discontentment and even self pity. How can we move forward in a victorious life in Him with those attitudes lingering in our hearts?
The prophets Micah, Isaiah and Hosea lived at the same. Yet never once do we hear one was jealous of the other. If we had, that might be all we ever heard from them and not the Words of YHWH that were spoken through them. Don’t short change yourself by looking at others. Keep your focus on Him.
Let this be a focus in your time of meditation throughout the day. Until tomorrow, shalom!