Re: Verse reading–Luke 22:31-34, 54-62 (day four)
He was trying to hide in plain sight. He just wanted to disappear from everyone’s radar. Peter was proud of his relationship with Christ and was glad to be the key representative of Jesus’ chosen group when things were going good. When multitudes responded and the sick were healed, Peter was first and foremost with Christ. Now…when the tides turned against Christ…Peter struggled with his commitment. He wanted to be close to see what happened but he wanted to be invisible to the opposition.
What was the difference in Acts 1-2 when Peter stood boldly and preached the Gospel to thousands? Peter had been filled with the Holy Spirit! Peter had tried to ‘be the man’ before, but in his best strength, he could not measure up. It was the power of God through his life that brought power.
Have you ever done that…tried to serve God in your best strength, only to fall short? Yield to Christ and to the power of the Holy Spirit to work through your life. Bitter disappointment may be turned to thousands coming to Christ!