A servant girl frightened Peter

Matthew Bible Background

02.12.2017 – New Testament: Matt 26.69–70

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 26.55–75 on February 12, In the year of our Lord 2017

By Don Ruhl

Hours earlier, Peter declared boldly his unwavering loyalty to Jesus, but the Lord revealed that Peter would deny the Lord that very night. Little did Peter know that it would be a girl before whom he made his first denial,

Now Peter sat outside in the courtyard. And a servant girl came to him, saying, “You also were with Jesus of Galilee.” But he denied it before them all, saying, “I do not know what you are saying” (Matthew 26.69–70). 

How quickly we can change. How quickly we can go from bold lions to frightened cats, because we did not realize how frightening death can be when it stares right into our faces.

Questions:

  • Has the threat of death made you change your convictions?
  • Have you repented?

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