Shortly before dawn Jesus went out to them, walking on the lake. When the disciples saw him walking on the lake, they were terrified. “It’s a ghost,” they said, and cried out in fear. But Jesus immediately said to them: “Take courage! It is I. Don’t be afraid.” “Lord, if it’s you,” Peter replied, “tell me to come to you on the water.” “Come,” he said. Then Peter got down out of the boat, walked on the water and came toward Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind, he was afraid and, beginning to sink, cried out, “Lord, save me!” Immediately Jesus reached out his hand and caught him. “You of little faith,” he said, “why did you doubt?”
Simon Lucas reflects on Matthew 14:25-31 in this short devotional piece.
“The most important [commandment],” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ The second is this: ‘Love your neighbour as yourself.’ There is no commandment greater than these.”
Simon Lucas reflects on Mark 12:29-31 in this short devotional piece.
Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other. Faithfulness springs forth from the earth, and righteousness looks down from heaven. The LORD will indeed give what is good, and our land will yield its harvest.
Simon Lucas reflects on Psalm 85:10-12 in this short devotional piece.
I will listen to what God the LORD says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—but let them not turn to folly.
Simon Lucas reflects on Psalm 85:8 in this short devotional piece.
They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over.
Simon Lucas reflects on Matthew 14:20 in this short devotional piece.
When Jesus heard what had happened, he withdrew by boat privately to a solitary place. Hearing of this, the crowds followed him on foot from the towns.
Simon Lucas reflects on Matthew 14:13 in this short devotional piece.
I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.
Simon Lucas reflects on Matthew 5:44-45 in this short devotional piece.
The LORD is good to all; he has compassion on all he has made.
Simon Lucas reflects on Psalm 145:9 in this short devotional piece.
The LORD is gracious and compassionate, slow to anger and rich in love.
Simon Lucas reflects on Psalm 145:8 in this short devotional piece.
What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us? He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things.
Simon Lucas reflects on Romans 8:31-32 in this short devotional piece.
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Simon Lucas reflects on this famous psalm in nine short devotional articles.