Isaac betrayed by Jacob, Samson betrayed by Delilah, Uriah betrayed by David, David betrayed by Ahithophel, Judas betrayed Jesus, Peter betrayed Jesus.
When David was betrayed by Ahithophel, he said, “Even my friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turned against me.”
Two close friends, Judas and Peter, betrayed Jesus. Their reactions were opposite. This post will look more closely at Peter.
Ask Peter how he felt about betraying Jesus. When his eyes were opened to what he had done, he went out and wept bitterly. Don’t you think he thought Jesus would never trust him again? That now he was the least of the disciples? He had tried to prove his worth even to cutting off the ear of a Roman soldier. That turned out to be a bummer also. Jesus even had rebuked Satan through him.
How did Jesus react to that? After he arose, he said, ““But go your way, tell his disciples and Peter that he goes before you into Galilee: there shall ye see him, as he said unto you.” What a precious way to reach out to Peter, the one who denied him.
Do you know Peter used the word “precious” seven times in his epistles? Simon Peter. The stone turned into a Teddy bear. 😀
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