After Jesus’ arrest, Peter went from boldly proclaiming his devotion to openly denying Christ. When faced with a hard situation, he took the easy way out—which he quickly regretted. When we similarly fail to guard our souls, moments of victory can easily turn into defeat. In the end, Peter’s time of brokenness strengthened him, and he became a powerful voice for the Gospel. Alistair Begg reminds us that in Christ, failure is never final.
36Simon Peter said to him, “Lord, where are you going?” Jesus answered him, “Where I am going you cannot follow me now, but you will follow afterward.” 37Peter said to him, “Lord, why can I not follow you now? I will lay down my life for you.” 38Jesus answered, “Will you lay down your life for me? Truly, truly, I say to you, the rooster will not crow till you have denied me three times.
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