2-2-2017 Shame In Denial
“And the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had said to him, ‘Before the rooster crows, you will deny Me three times.’ So Peter went out and wept bitterly. Now the men who held Jesus mocked Him and beat Him” (Luke 22:61-63 NKJV). Why did Peter cry? Peter had boasted he would never fail Jesus, but then denied knowing Jesus. Jesus’ prediction showed He knew Peter better than Peter himself! Have you denied knowing Jesus in your life when around others: family? friends? fellow-workers? “They profess to know God, but in works they deny Him, being abominable, disobedient, and disqualified for every good work” (Titus 1:16 NKJV). It is shameful, either to live right but deny Jesus, or confess Jesus but deny Him in their lives. “He who has the Son has life” (1 John 5:12 NKJV).
This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.