Posted by: Bill Hornbeck | October 18, 2018

Like Peter, we carry the markings of being with Jesus. “He also predestined (us) to become conformed to the image of His Son” – “Therefore be imitators of God” – “For we are a fragrance of Christ”

Today’s devotion comes from Mark 14:66-72.

“As Peter was below in the courtyard, one of the servant-girls of the high priest *came, and seeing Peter warming himself, she looked at him and *said, “You also were with Jesus the Nazarene.”  But he denied it, saying, “I neither know nor understand what you are talking about.”  And he went out onto the porch.  The servant-girl saw him, and began once more to say to the bystanders, “This is one of them!”  But again he denied it.  And after a little while the bystanders were again saying to Peter, “Surely you are one of them, for you are a Galilean too.”  But he began to curse and swear, “I do not know this man you are talking about!”  Immediately a rooster crowed a second time.  And Peter remembered how Jesus had made the remark to him, “Before a rooster crows twice, you will deny Me three times.”  And he began to weep.”  Mark 14:66-72.

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Peter was seen with Jesus.  Peter’s behavior identified himself as being with Jesus.  Peter even looked like a Galilean with Jesus.

Like Peter, we carry the markings of being with Jesus.  We are being conformed to the image of Christ.  We imitate Christ. 

“For those whom He foreknew, He also predestined to become conformed to the image of His Son, so that He would be the firstborn among many brethren;”  Romans 8:29.

Therefore be imitators of God, as beloved children;  and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God as a fragrant aroma.”  Ephesians 5:1-2.

We even smell like Jesus.

“But thanks be to God, who always leads us in triumph in Christ, and manifests through us the sweet aroma of the knowledge of Him in every place.  For we are a fragrance of Christ to God among those who are being saved and among those who are perishing;  to the one an aroma from death to death, to the other an aroma from life to life.  And who is adequate for these things?”  2 Corinthians 2:14-16.


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