Skip to content

HAVING REGRETS

July 3, 2015

Friday

 

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.

 

 

LESSON

 

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

Advertisements
No comments yet

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: