Wednesday, April 5, 2017
How Well Do You Know Yourself?
Yet Jesus knew, when the pressure would come, that even after being through all of that with him, Peter would deny knowing Jesus. Jesus describes exactly how this denial will happen. Peter thinks he won't do so and vehemently denies that it will happen as Jesus says.
Let's step back and look at the larger picture, though.
1. Jesus wanted Peter with him in the Garden of Gethsemane as he prayed and awaited his arrest. He loved Peter so much.
2. Jesus knew all along that Peter would deny him.
3. Later, Jesus placed Peter in charge of the new church, in spite of Peter's shortcomings and failures.
The reality is that He knows our thoughts, our inclinations, our history, our flaws, our failures, our everything. In spite of all of that and just like Peter, He wants us with him, AND he trusts us to accomplish important things for Him.
How well do you think you know yourself?
Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves.
Our past, our flaws, and our failures do NOT disqualify us!