Daily Bible Reading: Matthew 26:55 – 74
Verse of the Day: Matthew 26:69 – 70 – “Now Peter was sitting without in the court: and a maid came unto him, saying, Thou also wast with Jesus the Galilaean. But he denied before them all, saying, I know not what thou sayest.”
Hours earlier Peter had declared that he would “die with thee, yet will I not deny thee.” (Matthew 26:35). Now, faced by a young female slave (Greek παιδισκη), Peter begins to deny that he knew Jesus. In our reading today, we see him increasingly vehemently denies any knowledge or relationship with Jesus.
We need to stop here and consider our own lives. Day-to-day do we act, speak, and live like we know and obey Jesus? Or, in our own ways do we deny any relationship with Him? If someone asked those you come in contact with about your relationship – what would they say?
Prayer: Holy Spirit, come into my life and give me the confidence and boldness to constantly acclaim Jesus. May I humbly be seen as a true follower of the King. Amen.