Three times Jesus tells of His upcoming suffering and death to His disciples. The disciples don’t understand and then seek to gain a prestigious seat in an earthly kingdom.
Jesus tells Peter he will deny him three times. Peter is sure he will not do such a thing. And then three times Peter denies knowing Jesus.
Three times Jesus asks Peter if he loves Him, followed by a command to feed His sheep. Peter is confused and offended by the questioning.
Three times in the same vision to Peter, the Lord tells Peter to kill and eat these animals formerly seen as unclean (a picture of the release of bondage to the law and welcoming of the Gentiles). Peter is initially adamant that he will not break the law.
What is Jesus speaking loudly to you about? Three times, four times, countless times? What is your usual response... confusion, disagreement, anger, posturing for how it can benefit you, rather than glorify Him? What are you fighting Him on, as if you know a better way?
I’m convicted this morning of my stubbornness, poor listening, and thinking I know what’s best for me.
God, soften my heart to hear and follow Yours today.