标 题： 你在看哪里﹖
经 节： 彼得转过来，看见耶稣所爱的那门徒跟着，……彼得看见他，就问耶稣说：“主啊，这人将来如何？”（约翰福音廿一章20～21节）
Are You Looking?
Peter, turning around, saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following. . . .Peter,
seeing him, said to Jesus, “But Lord, what about this man?” (John
The first thing you do after God speaks to
you is critical. Jesus was telling Peter what type of ministry he would have
and what type of death he would suffer (vv. 18–19). It was a sacred moment in
Peter’s life, as his Lord pulled back the curtain to his future. His was not to
be an easy life but a life ordained and blessed by his Lord and Master.
Rather than responding to what Jesus told
him, Peter looked around at his fellow disciples. His glance fell upon John,
the disciple whom Jesus loved. “But Lord, what about this man?” Peter asked.
Peter had just been given the somber news of his future death. How natural to
compare his assignment with that of the others! This is the great temptation of
God’s servants: to compare our situation with that of others. Did God give my
friend a larger house? Did God heal my friend’s loved one and not mine? Did God
allow my friend to receive appreciation and praise for his work while I remain
anonymous? Did God allow another Christian to remain close to her family while
I am far removed from mine?
Jesus assigned Peter and John to walk two
different paths, but both Peter and John have enriched our lives. Jesus knew
how dangerous it is when a servant takes his eyes off the master to focus on a
fellow servant. Where is your focus? Have you become more concerned with how
God is treating someone else than you are with how He is relating to you?