Posts tagged ‘Deny’

John 13:36-38

Simon Peter said unto him, Lord, whither goest thou? Jesus answered him, Whither I go, thou canst not follow me now; but thou shalt follow me afterwards. Peter said unto him, Lord, why cannot I follow thee now? I will lay down my life for thy sake. Jesus answered him, Wilt thou lay down thy life for my sake? Verily, verily, I say unto thee, The cock shall not crow, till thou hast denied me thrice.

John 18:15-18

And Simon Peter followed Jesus, and so did another disciple: that disciple was known unto the high priest, and went in with Jesus into the palace of the high priest. But Peter stood at the door without. Then went out that other disciple, which was known unto the high priest, and spake unto her that kept the door, and brought in Peter. Then saith the damsel that kept the door unto Peter, Art not thou also one of this man’s disciples? He saith, I am not. And the servants and officers stood there, who had made a fire of coals; for it was cold: and they warmed themselves: and Peter stood with them, and warmed himself.

John 18:24-27

Now Annas had sent him bound unto Caiaphas the high priest. And Simon Peter stood and warmed himself. They said therefore unto him, Art not thou also one of his disciples? He denied it, and said, I am not. One of the servants of the high priest, being his kinsman whose ear Peter cut off, saith, Did not I see thee in the garden with him? Peter then denied again: and immediately the cock crew.

Even thought Peter said that he would die for Christ, Christ told him that he would deny him. Peter did do what Christ said he was going to do in denying him. Now this was a man who walked with Jesus and knew his power personally but still denied him even though he said he would die for him. What will you do when the time come for you to answer wither you follow Christ. We do not know what we will do in this situation until it happens. We all say that we will follow Christ no matter what, but that is easier said than done.  Will you deny Christ even though you know what the truth is like Peter or will learn from him and stand with Christ?

Mark 14:10-11

And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. And he sought how he might conveniently betray him.

Mark 14:18-21

And as they sat and did eat, Jesus said, Verily I say unto you, One of you which eateth with me shall betray me. And they began to be sorrowful, and to say unto him one by one, Is it I? and another said, Is it I? And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dippeth with me in the dish. The Son of man indeed goeth, as it is written of him: but woe to that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! good were it for that man if he had never been born.

Today as the story of Christ’s death progresses we learn about Judas betraying Christ. Jesus said that it would be better for him if that he would never have been born because of the betrayal. The same is true for us if we deny and betray Christ today. The hurt and sadness that Christ feels, every time that we walk away from his teachings is deep inside him. We will feel the pain too as we will be away from God for eternity. Please don’t deny him.