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July 3, 2015



Peter’s Regret


Luke 22:61-62


And the Lord turned and looked at Peter.  And Peter remembered the saying of the Lord, how he had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.’  And he went out and wept bitterly.





Peter suddenly remembered what Jesus had predicted earlier that evening and, undoubtedly, his profession of loyalty to Jesus. The realization of his unfaithfulness in this light, along with Jesus’ teaching on the importance of faithfulness, caused Peter to leave the courtyard and to weep tears of bitter remorse. Peter’s regret was deserved.  He denied Christ before his fellow man.

The result in Peter’s heart is overwhelming grief. And he went outside and wept bitterly. He goes to the gate, it is opened for him, and quietly he slips away. Away from Jesus’ gaze. Away from the hour of shaking and sifting and temptation. Fear and faith cannot easily co-exist. When we start to give into our fears, we become subject to the deceiver, who would undermine our faith with his lies. Jesus looks upon his disciples when they fall into sin. And at that moment, we see in his eyes disappointment, rebuke, and love.


Memory Verse: Proverbs 13:15

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