Austin ridge
Austin ridge

Time with god

Our Daily Devotional is a bite-sized bible study that appears in your inbox, Monday-Friday!

Delivered every weekday at sunrise

September 21

Follow or Flee


What things have caused you to consider walking away from your faith? Suffering? Injustice? Have you come across teachings of Jesus that are just plain hard to understand and even harder to obey? If so, you are not alone. The Twelve, Jesus’ disciples and his most intimate circle here on earth, were faced with this very dilemma. As Jesus presented a difficult teaching to those following him, many on the perimeter decided to walk away. And his inner circle came to a crisis point of their faith as well—would they follow or flee?

  • What, if anything, has ever caused you to consider walking away from Jesus?


67 So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” 68 Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, 69 and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” 70 Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” 71 He spoke of Judas the son of Simon Iscariot, for he, one of the Twelve, was going to betray him.

English Standard Version, copyright 2001 by Crossway Bibles. Used by permission. All rights reserved.


  1. What is implied in Jesus’ question in verse 67?
  2. What resonates with you about Peter’s declaration?
  3. How could Jesus’ knowledge of Judas’ upcoming betrayal strengthen the disciples’ faith in the future?
  4. How have you made Peter’s declaration your own?


Though the journey of faith was not easy, Peter was convinced that Jesus’ words led to eternal life. There was no one else quite like Jesus. When faced with difficulty, we go to many sources looking for answers, healing, and understanding. We look to human relationships to meet our needs for significance and satisfaction. But there is only One who satisfies, One who gives life, One who is faithful even when we are not. Will you make your declaration? Will you follow the One who has the words of eternal life?

  • Prayerfully stake a claim this day that you will follow Jesus no matter what.
Scroll over the phone to preview

What to expect

The goal of Time With God is to help you connect with God through Scripture and prayer. Each of our daily devotionals will allow you to dive deeper into a passage of Scripture and teach you how to apply it to your life.

A word from our team

Welcome to Time With God! We exist to help you connect with Scripture and grow deeper in your relationship with the Lord. Our daily devotionals will provide you with an easy and accessible way to study Scripture for yourself, whether you are a new believer or a long-time follower of Jesus.

We created Time With God to be one tool among many that you can use to help you dive deeper into God’s Word and learn how to apply it to your life. Through spending regular time with the Lord, we hope and pray you would experience the peace and ever-increasing joy that comes with knowing and following Jesus.

Your daily email includes:

  • An intro that provides greater context
  • A short portion of Scripture to read
  • Follow-up questions to help you dive deeper
  • Ways you can practically apply God’s Word
  • Prompts to guide your time in prayer

What people are saying

“Time With God gives me the help I need to study God’s Word. I can use it for a quick devotional time when I’m on the go, or I can sit down and really dig into the questions. I love that there is always a real-life application.”


53 yo

“I know how important it is to read the Bible each day, and Time With God takes away any excuses I might have for not knowing where to start. It’s rich, simple truths about God that help me live my life worshipping Him.”


62 yo

“For better or worse, most of us grab our phones first thing in the morning to scroll. Getting TWG in my inbox each morning helps refocus my first thoughts on Jesus in the Word. That time fuels the rest of my day in ways that social media never could.”


31 yo