Peter turned and saw the disciple whom Jesus loved following them, the one who had been reclining at table close to him and had said, “Lord, who is it that is going to betray you?” When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about this man?” Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? You follow me!” So the saying spread abroad among the brothers that this disciple was not to die; yet Jesus did not say to him that he was not to die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?”   – John 21:20-23

Justin Taylor posts this on his website today and remarks that it is “One of the most practical verses in the Bible.”  Specifically, he was speaking of the highlighted text.

How easy it is to look at the task assigned to our brothers and envy them!  The temptation to wish upon another the burdens you carry is simply wrong.  Jesus’ words here are His final words recorded in the book of John.  Receive them as He speaks them to you.

The task you God gives your brother is his task.   We are to follow Jesus.

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