Moment of Meditation: Peter Denies (Matthew 26:69-75)

Wrestling with Theology

Jul 6 2021 • 1 min

''Now Peter was sitting outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came up to him and said, "You also were with Jesus the Galilean." But he denied it before them all, saying, "I do not know what you mean." And when he went out to the entrance, another servant girl saw him, and she said to the bystanders, "This man was with Jesus of Nazareth." And again he denied it with an oath: "I do not know the man." After a little while the bystanders came up and said to Peter, "Certainly you too are one of them, for your accent betrays you." Then he began to invoke a curse on himself and to swear, "I do not know the man." And immediately the rooster crowed. And Peter remembered the saying of Jesus, "Before the rooster crows, you will deny me three times." And he went out and wept bitterly (Matthew 26:69-75).''

Peter denied Jesus three times. Just as Jesus prophesied. But Peter wept bitterly. He was remorseful for his sin. And He was given forgiveness.

Have you denied Jesus? If you are hearing this message, it is not too late to come with your bitter weeping to ask Him for forgiveness. If you want to hear forgiveness proclaimed to you, my door is always open. Repent and be forgiven. Amen.