We often look at Peter’s denial of Jesus Christ as a negative, and on some level it certainly is a negative to deny your relationship with the Lord. However, if we look at Peter’s denial of Jesus closer, we also see something else which is imperative and that is the confirmation that Peter was a disciple of Christ. Peter’s three denials of Jesus also brought about three confirmations by people who lived in the region that he was a disciple of Christ. And we too must understand…if you are a real disciple of Christ, somebody is going to identify you as such; you want have to announce it, you want have to walk around with a bible in your hand or a gold cross around your neck; neither will you need a license plate on your car which says “clergy”, because people can tell when you’ve been with the Lord.
Thus, a true disciple of Christ stands out because he/she doesn’t talk like the world, they don’t behave themselves like the world. There is a standard which they uphold and that standard is holiness. Yes, Peter made some mistakes and so have we, however, at the end of the day, when it’s all said and done, I want somebody to confess “that brother has been with the Lord”. (Ref. St. John 18:15-27)
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason