Peter said unto him, “Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples.”
The Passover meal was prepared. It was the twelve disciples and Jesus in the upper room. Over and over, He reiterated His love for them, even kneeling before them to wash their feet. Their hearts were humbled. It was a time of celebration and reflection.
They knew Jesus was the Messiah and nothing could stop Him from bringing power back to the Jews. Or so they thought. They were bold and confident. Peter boldly stated, “Lord, I am ready to go with you to prison and to death.” (Luke 22:33)
This reminds us of the times when our faith is so strong we could face any opposition and suppression and boldly proclaim our faith in our Lord. We stand tall and proud knowing that nothing can stand between us and the mighty hand of God.
It’s times such as these that our faith pushes us to do things we normally wouldn’t do. It’s faith in Jesus that allows us to stand with courage and speak boldly like Peter. “I am willing to die for Christ!”
But when darkness weighs heavily in our life and the tests and trials trouble our hearts, we often fail. By daybreak Peter swore he’d never been with Jesus.
What happened to the boldness and confidence? This is how quickly our testimony can be destroyed. If we aren’t careful, we too, can be just like Peter and fail the task laid before us.
Pray that you don’t enter into the temptation of the devil. Stand strong and be courageous in the Lord.
Lord, reveal to me if my pride is keeping me from experiencing Your presence and power. Forgive me of my arrogance and allow me to be filled with Your grace.