Faith Will Sometimes Fail

Then Jesus changed the mood (190).  “Tonight, all of you will desert me; as the inspired scriptures say, ‘God will kill the shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’

sheep

“But, after I am raised to life, I will meet you in Galilee.”

Peter spoke up and said to Jesus, “I will never desert you, even if all the rest do!”

Jesus replied, “Listen, Satan will test all of you.  And before the rooster crows tomorrow, you, Peter, will deny knowing me  — three times!

rooster

“But” Jesus continued, “I have prayed for you — that your faith will not fail completely. And when you return to me, strengthen your brothers.”

Peter again insisted, “But Master, I am ready to go to prison with you. I will never desert you, even if I have to die with you!”

And all the other chosen witnesses said the same thing.

 

(190) Matthew 26:31-35, Mark 14:27-31, Luke 22:31-34, John 13:36-38

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