Peter illustrates true discipleship in his response to the report of the women regarding the empty tomb. “But Peter got up and ran to the tomb. He bent down and saw only the strips of linen cloth then he went home, wondering what had happened.” (Lk 24:12 NET)
We often consider “discipleship” to be simply following Yeshua because that is what He called His disciples to do. We think we are disciples because we have acknowledged Yeshua as the Messiah, as our Savior and Lord. However, discipleship is much more.
Peter’s response to the report of the empty tomb in Luke 24:12 illustrates a major characteristic of a true disciple–finding out for yourself. He went to see the empty tomb for himself so that he could make up his own mind. A disciple is someone who learns as he spends time following Yeshua–learns what He taught from the Torah and the prophets. True discipleship is listening, thinking, exploring, and coming to your own conclusion as Father God instructs you, and then applying what you learn to your life.
I have to ask myself if I’m a true disciple. How about you?
Until next time…“May the LORD bless and protect you…May He give you Shalom.” (Numbers 6:24-26)