Do You Love Jesus? Really?

Scripture: John 21.  

(What is God saying here?)

John 21:17 (NLT)

17 A third time he asked him, “Simon son of John, do you love me?” Peter was hurt that Jesus asked the question a third time. He said, “Lord, you know everything. You know that I love you.” Jesus said, “Then feed my sheep“.

(How Can I apply what God is saying here to my circumstances today?)

Simon Peter was mystified why Jesus would ask him if he love Him. In fact, Peter responded like we many times do to such a question, “you know that I love you”. I believe that Jesus was saying to Peter what He would say to us today. If you really love Me, then …… In Peter’s case Jesus said, “then feed my sheep”. If He said that to many of us today, we might respond “But excuse me Lord, that’s the job of my pastor, I’m just a …..” But friend, I believe that this is exactly what God would want of us today. If we truly love Him, or if He truly has first place in our lives, then we will share that love and talk about that relationship with everyone that we come into contact with. Each of us answer this question each and every day, for we show Jesus how much we love Him by what we say about Him and how obedient we are to His commands, and how much we try to imitate Him and all that He taught us in His Word. How does it look at the end of the day when you reflect back on your actions and/or words? Do you love Jesus? Really love Him?

(With God’s help, what am I going to do differently today because He said it?)

Father, this is an eye opener this morning for I take Your love for granted in so many ways. Please grant me the strength, boldness, courage and determination to reflect Your love in everything that I say or do today. May I reflect back on the day and feel satisfied that I have fed Your sheep, I have loved Your sheep, I have witnessed to Your sheep and most of all, that I have loved them with a heart like Yours.


àWords underlined may be a hyperlink to a song that God laid on my heart while sharing this devotional this morning. Click it and be blessed by the song, like I was when I listened to it! …… I would be overjoyed to have the opportunity to pray with you about a need in your life that may, or may not have been highlighted by this Nugget today. Why not drop me a note and tell me about it? You may email me at:

Author: Ed Algreen

One of God's kids expressing his understanding of God's Word and sharing how it is affecting his life! May those who read it be blessed, encouraged, and drawn closer to the Lord!

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