Jesus Knows

Matthew Bible Background

New Testament: Matt 26.73–74

To read the Bible in a year, read Matthew 26.55–75 on February 12, In the year of our Lord Christ 2020

By Don Ruhl

Jesus revealed to Peter that he would deny knowing the Lord three times in one night, but Peter argued with the Lord Jesus, believing that he would never deny his Lord. However, the Lord knows the future as well as the present and the past.

As the evening went on, Peter forgot the conversation with the Lord and his promise that he would never deny the Lord. Peter had already denied the Lord twice when we read this in Scripture:

And a little later those who stood by came up and said to Peter, “Surely you also are one of them, for your speech betrays you.” Then he began to curse and swear, saying, “I do not know the Man!” Immediately a rooster crowed.

– Matthew 26.73–74

Peter discovered the hard way that Jesus knows us better, much better than we know ourselves. In spite of that, the Lord still wants to train us and He wants us to follow Him, even as He did Peter, who turned out to be a great advocate for the Lordship of Jesus of Nazareth.

Questions:

  • In what way do you think Peter’s speech betrayed him?
  • Why do we forgot promises of loyalty so soon?

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