Declare not Deny!
Scripture reading for April 30th: 1st Kings 11-13, John 18
Key Scriptures: John 18:25-27 “Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. So they said to him, “You also are not one of His disciples, are you?” He denied it and said “I am not.” One of the servants of the high priest, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, asked, “Did I not see you in the garden with Him?” Peter again denied it, and at once a rooster crowed.”
Jesus had predicted the denial and falling away of all His disciples. He had also predicted the betrayal by one, Judas. Even those who walked with Jesus, saw the miracles, heard His teaching and knew Him turned away during Jesus’ final hours. How we need His grace!
1st Kings 11:3-4 “He (Solomon)had 700 wives and 300 concubines. And his wives turned away his heart. For when Solomon was old his wives turned away his heart after other gods, and his heart was not wholly true to the Lord his God, as was the heart of David his father.”
Prayer: Lord, thank You for praying for me. Help me to declare You, not deny You, before men and maintain a fully committed heart, like the heart of Jesus, David’s Son and the Son of God. Amen.