Daily Bible Reading: Luke 22:54 – 71
Verse of the Day: Luke 22:60 – 62 – “But Peter said, Man, I know not what thou sayest. And immediately, while he yet spake, the cock crew. And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how that he said unto him, Before the cock crow this day thou shalt deny me thrice. And he went out, and wept bitterly.”
Our last reading shows Christ predicting the betrayal of Peter. In our reading today we see that even with his boldness, Peter succumbed to the seduction and deception of Satan. Satan attacked him where he least expected it, in his strength. Peter was bold and courageous, yet while warming himself at the enemies fire, Peter lost his strength. He failed Jesus.
This is our story. Often in our strength we fail our precious Savior. Why? Because we are no match for the wiles and schemes of the Devil. If we fail, let us do as Peter did, return in repentance and tears.
Prayer: Jesus, I fail you more than I want to admit. I come to You seeking Your strength and forgiveness. Restore me to Your servant. Amen.