How could Peter go from saying that he would ”never” deny Christ (Matthew 26:35) to denying Him three times, as Jesus predicted?
The more I think about it, the more questions I have (which is a good thing) but it showed me how much we need to think before we speak
For most of us (I would assume), we would say that we too would ”never” deny Christ! Yet, just like Peter, Jesus knew what truly would happen.
The moment that Peter wept in the realisation that he had fulfilled what Jesus had stated, must have been devastating, and yet again, Jesus knew that even though Peter had made a colossal mistake, that Peter would be released to go and be the rock to which the future church would be built upon
Friends, sometimes it’s not about being strong, but admitting that we are weak, and we need Christ to carry on.
I would like to think that I would never deny Christ, but I am thinking about it from the point of view, as if a gun was to my head. What about if you hear two people dismissing Jesus in your office – would you tell them all about your faith? Is that denying Jesus? How far does it go within our daily walk of us denying Christ?
I have realised that when we think we are strong, we are actually weak, because this life is all about our walk with God, and generally we may feel that we are fine, but as we see with Peter – his confidence of ”never” shows just how much we need Jesus’ guidance
”Don’t think you are better than you really are. Be honest in your evaluation of yourselves, measuring yourselves by the faith God has given us.” Romans 12:3
Categories: 1 Corinthians