Mark 14:31 (NASB) --- But Peter kept saying insistently, "Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You!" And they all were saying the same thing also.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
have you denied Jesus?
You remember Peter. He was one of the most exciting parts of those who followed Jesus. He was the only disciple to walk on water. His mother in law was healed by Jesus. He preached the sermon when the Holy Spirit was sent to earth. He was also the only disciple that Jesus said "get behind me Satan."
The verse above was shared right after Jesus said someone would betray Him. Jesus said to Peter that before the rooster crowed the next morning Peter would deny Jesus 3 times. But you heard what Peter said ... I will die with you and never deny you.
Peter walked away, and it hurt him big time. We have all walked away in some way. It may be in our actions, our words or in some other way. Yet the walking away can happen in a moment. It can last a short time or a long time. How have you walked away from Jesus? Have you denied Jesus?
Get honest. I've denied Jesus. Sometimes this is when I don't believe that God can work or when I just don't have faith. It happened when I allowed myself to stay depressed for too long and believe lies that Satan sent my way. Yet it was my choice to deny Jesus. In that time Jesus didn't walk away from me. He stayed with me. But my actions said that I cared little about God or His plan for my life.
As you and I move toward Easter, this is a question we ought to answer. Have you denied Jesus? Have I denied Jesus?
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