Good morning and I hope that your weekend is beginning well
The morning reading is from 2nd Chronicles, chapters 29, 30, and 31. This is the account of King Hezekiah. Hezekiah is about the last good king before the fall. And he is a very good king, and the LORD blesses him. There is a gem here:
20 And thus did Hezekiah throughout all Judah, and wrought that which was good and right and truth before the LORD his God.With all his heart. No double-mindedness, no ''both yes and no'', no having a foot in each camp. With ALL his heart. Good words for today too.
21 And in every work that he began in the service of the house of God, and in the law, and in the commandments, to seek his God, he did it with all his heart, and prospered.
The evening reading is from the Gospel of John chapter 18, verses 1 through 23
Jesus is betrayed, and bound, and taken to the place of the High Priest. Simon Peter and one other disciple - out of all the others - followed behind and went that place. The others are not mentioned here, I assume that they fled and hid. But Peter went. And yet, in short order, we see a prophecy of Jesus begin to be fulfilled:
15 And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest.It did not take long for Peter to begin to deny Jesus. But he was not the last to do so, was he?
16 But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter.
17 Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man's disciples? He saith, I am not.