Thursday, January 26, 2006

Bitter Tears


"And Peter remembered the words of Jesus, which said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly." (Matt. 26:75)

When I read the accounts in the Bible of Peter and how he would contradict the Lord somewhat in a bold manner, it is easy for me to think of how dumb he was for disagreeing with Jesus. Afterall Jesus demonstrated His Omniscience about this very event. It is easy to point a finger at Peter and be critcal towards him BUT what about us? How many times do we 'do our own thing' against what Jesus said. Peter wept bitterly as a result of his denying Jesus Christ. As Christians, God is very gracious to allow us to go so far even to deny the Lord, but in the end, many of us are going to weep bitterly when we see Jesus. When we realize that we could have done more for Jesus. When we are to give account for the times we could have said something about Jesus to others (especially the lost) and yet because of pride we don't say or do anything, in affect we are denying the Lord Jesus Christ.

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