What is that to you?

When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, “Lord, what about him?”  Jesus said to him, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you? Follow me!”   Because of this the rumor spread in the community that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not say to him that he would not die, but, “If it is my will that he remain until I come, what is that to you?” John 21:21-22 (NIV)

Jesus rules out curiosity about matters that do not concern us or help us live a holy life.  Likewise He excludes unhealthy jealous competition concerned with comparing our lives, tasks, gifts, accomplishments, interests and calling with those of others. 

Jesus’ answer to Peter was blunt and to the point and He repeated it twice!  Just as we are not to tell other people’s business because – it is not ours to tell – we are not to be curious how God is working in someone else’s life!  Whatever God has chosen to call them to do – or wherever He has chosen to send them – it is not ours to question!  

We are too simply walk on heeding Jesus’ words, “WHAT IS THAT TO YOU? FOLLOW ME”!     

sw-h

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