Luke 23:54, Then they took Him, and led Him, and brought Him into the high priest’s house. And Peter followed afar off!
It is a dangerous thing to follow the Lord afar off. I like reading God’s Word because it continually shows me what kind of rascal I am. It reminds me of where I am now and where I came from!
You see, we’re capable of anything and we need to realize that! Old Peter thought he had arrived and there was no way he’d deny his Lord. Peter’s problem was he’d forgotten what he was and what he was capable of!
Even when we spend time alone with the Lord there are times we’ll read about some type of sin and think, there’s no way I’d do anything like that. Let me remind you, Jesus told Peter he’d deny him three times before the rooster crowed but he didn’t listen and he didn’t believe him!
Ask God today to show you what you really are. We are rascals, we are sinners, but we’re rascals and sinners saved by the grace of God! It’s humbling to know that God saved an old sinner like me!