“…Jesus told them(disciples) “All of you will desert me….Peter replied, ‘Even though all may fall away because of You, I will never fall away.’ Jesus said to him, ‘Truly I say to you that this very night, before a rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.’ Peter said to Him, ‘Even if I have to die with You, I will not deny You.’ And all the other disciples said the same.” MARK 14:27-31
Peter was confident. He had no doubts. He couldn’t imagine any circumstances in which he would “fall away” from following Jesus, as He had prophesied.
Peter boldly declared that he never would fall away. But Jesus warned that he would deny Him three times that very night. This was not possible, Peter replied, for he was ready to go to the death for Jesus!
Then, just a few hours later, Peter did exactly as Jesus had predicted. He fled when Jesus was arrested. Then he denied Him three times, even cursing and swearing.
Through these events, Peter realized he had a huge “BLIND SPOT”.
Thinking he was strong, he had no idea how weak he truly was.
He thought he could face any problem, but he didn’t realize how quickly problems could overwhelm him.
He thought he was firm in his convictions, without understanding how quickly he could be shaken.
Peter’s experience provides a powerful lesson to all of us.
No matter how mature, strong, or experienced we think we are, we inevitably will go through situations that stretch and challenge us.
Like Peter, we will see things about ourselves that may surprise and disappoint us…
Making us realize just how weak we are in our flesh and how much we need Jesus!
Today, ask God to help you to recognize any blind spots in your life.
Ask Him to open your eyes to areas where you need to change.
As you go through life, humble yourself before Him and seek to be humble in your relationships with others.
Constantly submit your life to God.
Be teachable and ready to recognize any blind spots.
GLORY BE TO GOD(“,)