|Caravaggio, The Crucifixion of Saint Peter. Oil on canvas, circa 1600.|
J. C. Ryle has some really great comments on John 21. As for Jesus' foretelling of Peter's future, he writes,
"We learn, for one thing, from these verses, that the future history of Christians, both in life and death, is foreknown by Christ. The Lord tells Simon Peter, “When thou art old, thou shalt stretch forth thy hands, and another shall gird thee, and carry thee whither thou wouldest not.” These words, without controversy, were a prediction of the manner of the Apostle’s death. ...
What is the most important thing about God that helps you when you are tempted to fret? Do you have any questions about this post? Why not share that in the comments below. I look forward to hearing from you.