The Lord turned and looked straight at Peter. Then Peter remembered the word the Lord had spoken to him: “Before the rooster crows today, you will disown me three times.” And he went outside and wept bitterly.
How could Peter deny his Lord? It’s a question one often hears asked when this incident is being considered. Could the answer lie in that first part of v61 – the direct look of the Lord? Peter actually denied the Lord behind his back, failing to keep his eyes firmly fixed on Jesus. So let us not be too hasty in condemning him! Are there not times when we too allow our gaze to focus elsewhere? Take care for it’s all too clear where this can lead!
Daily Reading: Psalm 108
Bible in One Year: Acts 17 1-15; Judges 6; Job 36