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The Upper Room Devotional 14th January 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 14th January 2022

The Upper Room Devotional 14th January 2022


The Upper Room Daily Devotional For Today 14 January 2022The Look By Tom Smith (Utah, USA)

TOPIC: The Look

Tom Smith (Utah, USA)


Luke 22:54-62

KEY VERSE: Peter replied, “Man, I don’t know what you’re talking about!” Just as he was speaking, the rooster crowed. The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. – Luke 22:60-61 (NIV)


I was bullied in middle school, was nerdy and didn’t wear cool clothes, and I was hopeless at sports. I took solace in my friendship with Tarik, an exchange student from India. Like me, he just didn’t seem to fit in. But we had a connection through our common pain.

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One day as I walked to school, three football players actually talked to me. I was ecstatic! As we approached the school, I saw Tarik by the doorway. Instantly the football players began to tease him. My desire to be popular was overwhelming, and I’m ashamed to admit I joined them in teasing my friend. I will never forget the look Tarik gave me at that moment. He didn’t say a word, but I could see the sense of betrayal and sadness in his eyes.

The Upper Room Devotional 14th January 2022

Peter must have felt deep shame when Jesus looked at him after Peter denied knowing Jesus. But Jesus didn’t condemn Peter. Rather, I believe Jesus looked deep into Peter’s soul and saw the bold man of God Peter would become.

When we feel shame for our mistakes, forgiveness is a prayer away. Jesus always looks upon us with unconditional love.

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God is looking at me today with eyes of forgiving love.


Loving Savior, help us to remember that your boundless love and sacrifice cover all our sins. May we look at others the way you do. Amen.


Students being bullied at school

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The Upper Room Devotional 14th January 2022


Accept Jesus Christ today and secure a life of eternal rest and Glory …

Say this 1 Minute Prayer

Lord Jesus, I believe you died for my sins, Forgive me of all my iniquities. I accept you as my Lord and Saviour from today and forevermore. Come and Be the Lord of my life and I am willing to obey your command and live according to your will as you help me, Thank you for accepting me into your fold. AMEN

JOHN 3: 3 Jesus answered and said unto him, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God

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