Peter Disowns Christ
Truly I tell you, Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.”Matthew 26:34
Why did Peter disown Jesus three times? Did Peter speak out of emotion without thinking what the Lord said? Peter spoke out of fear, and he had other options; he could have walked away, or said he had heard Jesus speak to the crowds. Did Jesus ever speak out of emotion, or was He always in control of his words and His emotions?
Every Christian life has the power from Christ within us, and we normally think before we speak; just a Jesus did, but sometimes there is an emergency and we need to speak quickly. Know this, my dear brothers and sisters: let every person be quick to listen, slow to speak, and slow to anger. (James 1:19) This verse implies that we listen and respond with Godly wisdom, which normally requires that we are slow to respond. All Christians should have control of their emotions to control their anger.
Satan will use our emotion to drive into sin, while the Lord will use our emotion for God’s glory. A fool gives full vent to his spirit, but a wise man quietly holds it back. (Proverbs 29:11) We should hold back and think before we speak, and to seek to always be in control of our emotions and words. If we can control our emotions and our words, we will find more peace and relaxation in our life.
If we endure, we will also reign with him. If we disown him, he will also disown us; (2 Timothy 2:12) We should never disown Christ, but in parts of the world we don’t preach Christ publicly, because we get fined, arrested, or imprisoned; because most of the world is deceived by Satan. But we can always show the fruit of the Spirit. But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. (Galatians 5:22-23)
Today be quick to listen, slow to speak and slow to anger; and do not be controlled by the emotions, because Satan will use our emotions to sin or unrighteous anger.
Prayer: Father let fear never cause me to deny Christ, but to always show the fruit of the Spirit. In Jesus name, Amen