Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for Me? Truly, truly, I say to you, a rooster will not crow until you deny Me three times. John 13:38
Most of us have good intentions just like Peter, we claim we will never deny Jesus, we claim we will always follow him, some of us might even claim we will lay down our lives for Christ. However when the time comes, our flesh kicks in and we fail again. We continually fail to meet the standards we spiritually set for ourselves
Peter said to Him, “Lord, why can I not follow You right now? I will lay down my life for You.” John 13:37
Peter didn’t understand what Jesus was about to do for the entire world, Jesus was about to lay down his life to save the world. Peter told Jesus he would be willing to lay down his own life for Christ. However when the time came, and Peters life became threatened, Peter not only denied Christ, he denied him 3 times!
Jesus already knew Peter would fail and deny him 3 times. This displays Jesus deity to know the future, because Jesus is God in the flesh, he is the beginning and the end
However Jesus still loved Peter anyway, no matter how much Peter failed to live up to expectations, Jesus still loved him. Does this mean we should blatantly deny Christ? Absolutely not, but don’t think that Gods love is so shallow that you cant return into his arms! Amen