Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Matthew 26:33
Jesus predicted that everyone would become offended by Jesus but Peter insisted he would never deny Jesus. And the rest of the disciples said they wouldn’t be ashamed of Jesus either, yet when it came time for his crucifixion they all scattered and abandoned him.
Isn’t this human nature? We say we are going to do one thing but when push comes to shove we retreat to save ourselves. Do you believe if you were in that situation you wouldn’t have denied Christ?
Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Matthew 26:34
Peter probably didn’t understand Jesus prediction but he already knew he was going to be denied. Just as with Judas, he knew he was going to be betrayed because God can see the beginning and the end. How about you, are you denying Jesus before others?
Then began he to curse and to swear, saying, I know not the man. And immediately the cock crew. Matthew 26:74
Peter was approached three times whether he knew Jesus or not and he yelled “ I don’t know the man!” How could Peter of had such a change of heart? Before he told Jesus he would die for him now hes declaring he doesn’t even know him. Peter became afraid and submitted to peer pressure, do you conform to please others?
And Peter remembered the word of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly. Matthew 26:75
Peter remembered what Jesus predicted and became remorseful. After that event Peter really became defeated and figured God was done with him after what he did. But as we read in The Bible Jesus eventually comes looking for Peter and even appoints him to build his Church upon.
Have peace knowing Gods mercy endures forever and he won’t leave you or forsake you in Jesus Name Amen