Without question, those of us that have studied the life of Simon Peter find him to be a comfort to us because of his “foot and mouth disease”, his spiritual overconfidence that led to disaster, his denial of Jesus, and ultimately his restoration.
Knowing how Peter lived his life as a bold, confident, and courageous fisherman, it is no wonder that we see him exemplifying those same characteristics during his time with our Lord before His crucifixion. Yet following the death, burial, resurrection and ascension of Jesus, Peter began to live with a different courage and confidence from the power of the Holy Spirit.
We can all say with Peter and Solomon, “Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before the fall.” (Proverbs 16:18) Hopefully, we can also give testimony of restoration after times of great denial, just as we read of Peter’s restoration in John 21:15-18.
In Matthew 26:30-35 & 69-75 we will discover what happens WHEN WE FAIL.