The idea of these little devotionals is simple. I want to approach scripture with the understanding that God is speaking. I’m reading through the Bible and listening for God to ask me questions. I expect these questions to be fairly open-ended and plan to carry them in my mind throughout the day. I’ll share these questions with you in the hope that you find them challenging and helpful.
31 “Simon, Simon, behold, Satan demanded to have you,[a] that he might sift you like wheat, 32 but I have prayed for you that your faith may not fail. And when you have turned again, strengthen your brothers.” 33 Peter[b] said to him, “Lord, I am ready to go with you both to prison and to death.” 34 Jesus[c] said, “I tell you, Peter, the rooster will not crow this day, until you deny three times that you know me.”
From this passage I hear God asking me:
Was Peter as strong as he supposed?
Did Peter “strengthen his brothers”?
When? (vs. 32)
Why is it that Peter was better able to strengthen his brothers after his weakness was obvious and he had “turned again”?
Would you rather people see you strong, or weak?
Which is more helpful to others?
Is God asking you anything more, or anything different?
I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.