Being human, it is easy to get caught up in the moment and go with the flow – what feels good, popular opinion, or peer pressure. Peter gave in when he denied that he knew Jesus. Jesus had already warned Peter that he would deny Him, but in the moment he forgot. Easy to do.
When Peter responded that he would not, everything was going well. Jesus was performing miracles, the people flocked to Him. Peter could not have imagined how the tables would be turned so quickly and dramatically. Now here was Jesus arrested by the Romans. Yes, Peter forgot!
Mark 14:72 says, ‘Peter remembered the word Jesus had spoken to him: “Before the rooster rows twice you will disown me three times.” And he broke down and wept.’
I want my response to be like Peter’s. I want to weep in repentance when I realize I have forgotten to trust and obey Jesus!