71 He began to call down curses, and he swore to them, “I don’t know this man you’re talking about.”
72 Immediately the rooster crowed the second time.Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept.
In today’s passage we read about Peter’s denial; yet, in Matthew 16:18 Jesus says:
“And I tell you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of Hades will not overcome it.”
Peter wasn’t perfect, yet his heart was in the heart place. Peter felt convicted right after he remembered Jesus’ words and in that he responded with weeping and a heavy heart. We later read about his restoration when Jesus appeared to the disciples after His resurrection (John 21).
That like Peter, we would quickly repent when we are faced with our sins. Are there any sinful pattern you are holding on to?
If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9
Thoughts for the day
- What does this passage tell you about God or Jesus?
- What does this passage tell you about humanity?
- What do you feel God is telling you through this passage?
- How can you apply this message in an area of your life that needs transformation?
- Is there anyone you think should hear or will benefit from this message? Go and tell them.
Pray for the persecuted Church, our brothers and sisters across the world who are made to suffer because they are Christian. For more information about who is being persecuted and how to pray, visit www.opendoorsuk.org.