Why Would Peter Deny Jesus?

Why Would Peter Deny Jesus?

In the Gospels, we read Jesus getting ready to be arrested when the conversation between Peter “the leader “of the disciples”, and Jesus, He were talking to the disciples quoting the prophecy of Zecariah 13:7 “You will all fall away”.

Peter declares in Mark 14:29 “even if all fall away, I will not”.

Clearly in this scripture Peter is in protection mode, he’s trying to protect his Lord, but do you think Peter was telling Jesus the real truth in his heart?

How far will Peter go in giving up of himself for the Lord?

Did Peter really love Jesus the way Jesus loved Peter?

Jesus responds,

Luke 22:34

Jesus answered, “I tell you, Peter, before the rooster crows today, you will deny three times that you know me.” 

Did Peter deny his denial?

Jesus knows the human heart quite well and what it’s capable of. In our flesh we are trying to preserve our lives, save ourselves from humiliation, harm and turn our conversations away from Christ. In our pride we may deny Him because of our earthly desire to please others and not look foolish.

How many times do we deny Christ when things get rough?

To deny Christ is to deny your own eternal life with Him.

Are you like Peter when people persecute you for talking about Jesus?

Sometimes it’s hard to see the truth in ourselves when talking to others about your love and relationship with it comes to Christ. But as we know Jesus says, “deny me on earth and I will deny you in heaven” Matthew 10:33

 And that’s the truth.

 

#Jesus #agape #love #betrayal #deny

 

 

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2 thoughts on “Why Would Peter Deny Jesus?

  1. Ron Whited says:

    “How many times do we deny Christ when things get rough?

    To deny Christ is to deny your own eternal life with Him.

    Are you like Peter when people persecute you for talking about Jesus?”

    Very hard questions Nancy, the kind that require brutal honesty on our part to answer. I imagine all of us at one time or another would be found guilty as charged, especially as new believers. Hopefully however, as we grow and mature in our faith, those times become fewer and farther between. Great post!

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