Jesus answered, “If I want him to remain alive until I return, what is that to you? You must follow me.” John 21:22
Jesus’ message to John (and Peter, and to us) was clear: each of you must follow me. John wasn’t told how he would die and wouldn’t be told. Most of us will not be told.
God gives us clear moral direction through His Word. 2 Peter 1:3 tells us that “His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness.””
We need to walk firmly in this truth. A deviation from this principle is an exception to the rule and not the norm.
Today, thank God that His word is truthful and powerful, and that we can rely on it.