Christian Devotional – February 3, 2018

How well do we know ourselves? Often people think they know themselves very well and know exactly what they would or wouldn’t do in a situation. Peter certainly thought he did. He had told Jesus that He would never betray him, yet there he wasdenying Jesus 3 times. Read Luke 22:46-71.

The Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.”
Luke 22:61 NASB

Despite all his assurances to the Lord that he wouldn’t do it, He did. Jesus knows us better than we know ourselves. He knows what we will do, even as he knows what we want to instead. The greatest part of this is that He loves us anyway. He chose to die for us and to forgive us even though He knows all about us and our failures and our weaknesses. We are loved, just as we are. What a beautiful reminder!