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Marching to the Tune of a Different Drummer — 4 Comments

  1. John 21
    Jesus Restores Peter

    15 So when they had eaten breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of [b]Jonah, do you love Me more than these?”

    He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [c]love You.”

    He said to him, “Feed My lambs.”

    16 He said to him again a second time, “Simon, son of [d]Jonah, do you love Me?”

    He said to Him, “Yes, Lord; You know that I [e]love You.”

    He said to him, “Tend My sheep.”

    17 He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of [f]Jonah, do you [g]love Me?” Peter was grieved because He said to him the third time, “Do you love Me?”

    And he said to Him, “Lord, You know all things; You know that I love You.”

    Jesus said to him, “Feed My sheep. 18 Most assuredly, I say to you, when you were younger, you girded yourself and walked where you wished; but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will gird you and carry you where you do not wish.” 19 This He spoke, signifying by what death he would glorify God. And when He had spoken this, He said to him, “Follow Me.”

  2. Luke 18
    The Parable of the Persistent Widow

    18 Then He spoke a parable to them, that men always ought to pray and not lose heart, 2 saying: “There was in a certain city a judge who did not fear God nor [a]regard man. 3 Now there was a widow in that city; and she came to him, saying, [b]‘Get justice for me from my adversary.’ 4 And he would not for a while; but afterward he said within himself, ‘Though I do not fear God nor regard man, 5 yet because this widow troubles me I will [c]avenge her, lest by her continual coming she weary me.’ ”

    6 Then the Lord said, “Hear what the unjust judge said. 7 And shall God not avenge His own elect who cry out day and night to Him, though He bears long with them? 8 I tell you that He will avenge them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of Man comes, will He really find faith on the earth?”

  3. Obadiah 10-21
    Edom Mistreated His Brother

    10
    “For violence against your brother Jacob,
    Shame shall cover you,
    And you shall be cut off forever.
    11
    In the day that you stood on the other side—
    In the day that strangers carried captive his forces,
    When foreigners entered his gates
    And cast lots for Jerusalem—
    Even you were as one of them.

    12
    “But you should not have gazed[a] on the day of your brother
    [b]In the day of his captivity;
    Nor should you have rejoiced over the children of Judah
    In the day of their destruction;
    Nor should you have spoken proudly
    In the day of distress.
    13
    You should not have entered the gate of My people
    In the day of their calamity.
    Indeed, you should not have [c]gazed on their affliction
    In the day of their calamity,
    Nor laid hands on their substance
    In the day of their calamity.
    14
    You should not have stood at the crossroads
    To cut off those among them who escaped;
    Nor should you have [d]delivered up those among them who remained
    In the day of distress.

    15
    “For the day of the Lord upon all the nations is near;
    As you have done, it shall be done to you;
    Your [e]reprisal shall return upon your own head.
    16
    For as you drank on My holy mountain,
    So shall all the nations drink continually;
    Yes, they shall drink, and swallow,
    And they shall be as though they had never been.

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