Deeper life Higher Everyday Daily Devotional Guide
THURSDAY MARCH 17, 2022
TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT
TEXT: LUKE 22:54-62
MEMORY VERSE: “And when they had kindled a fire in the midst of the hall, and were set down together, Peter sat down among them” (LUKE 22:55).
The time was well past midnight. The venue was the house of the High Priest. The occasion was solemn. The Son of God had just been arrested and was standing on trial before the chief priests, captains of the temple and elders of the people. He was standing among His worst enemies and persecutors.
And where was Peter, one of His closest disciples? He was sitting among the servants of the High Priest, warming himself by their fire! Instead of standing with his Master, he was sitting with those that hated his Lord. He was sitting in the seat of the scornful.
When a believer gets too close to unbelievers, it is called compromise. When a child of the kingdom enters into alliance with the enemies of the gospel, either in business, worship or marriage relationship, it is called unequal yoke. God hates such.
The Bible warns against it because it is dangerous. It can lead to unpleasant consequences. Peter eventually denied his Lord. A believing youth who gets too close for comfort with unbelievers will soon deny his Lord. Come out from among them and be separate.
QUOTE: Come out from among them.
CHALLENGE: God hates unequal yoke.
PRAYER: Keep me away from the company of the wicked, Oh God!