John 21:15-22 Course Corrections for Disciples
Topic: Spirituality, Growth, Sanctification, Holiness Scripture: John 21:15–21:22
We tend to think that a great Apostle would not need correction to his course. But we clearly see that Peter was in need of a course correction. He had some wrong views about the other disciples, about the Lord’s purposes, and even himself that was hurting him and the work of the Gospel.
Since the night of the arrest, Peter has seen the resurrected Jesus but has not been officially reinstated by Christ. Peter was definitely a leader among the Apostles and maybe this contributed to his high opinion of himself and his dedication. But Peter had learned a lesson and had seriously mourned over his sin. Peter, unlike Judas, had genuinely repented and thus was in need of reinstatement to ministry. But first Jesus was going to drive home the lessons Peter needed to glean from this experience.
Sometimes we allow ourselves to get into this frame of mind. We begin to think too highly of ourselves. We begin to look down on others believers and what they are doing for Christ. We think that our love for Jesus is greater than other Christians’. Let’s learn from the Apostle Peter’s experience. The Lord had three lines of correction for Peter that is good for every disciple.
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