John Mark

Re:Verse passage – 1 Peter 5:7-14 (day six)

…and so does my son Mark. 1 Peter 5:13

Most scholars agree this verse refers to John Mark, the very same that abandoned Paul and Barnabas on one of their missionary journeys. Paul was so put out, he refused to travel with John Mark again. Yet, here you see him again as a protege to Peter. Paul would even later affirm John Mark (2 Timothy 4:11).

John Mark is the perfect case study for standing firm in God’s grace (1 Peter 5:9,12). At first it seems he doesn’t have what it takes when things get challenging, but the rest of the story paints a different picture. Through those challenges, along with other trials I’m sure, John Mark perseveres, grows, and bears lasting fruit, eventually writing the Gospel According to Mark.

Don’t count yourself out because you’ve stumbled here or there; get back up and stand firm in God’s grace! He has a purpose for you yet!

Author: Danny Panter

Danny is the Associate Pastor for NextGen Marrieds & Community Missions at FBCSA.

One thought on “John Mark”

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *