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Don’t Wait for the Rooster

August 29th, 2011 Posted in sermons

Peter’s denial of Jesus did not happen over a period of seconds or minutes, but over a period of hours. An hour passed from the time the first person said, “You were one of those with Jesus the Galilean,” to the time Peter denied his Lord for the second time. He had ample opportunity to hightail it out of there, but for some reason he hung around.

 Three times.

His story reminds me that no person is safe from temptation except the one who flees from it. Peter, having been warned by Jesus Himself, should have avoided any place where he could fall. He definitely should have steered clear of all roosters! The Lord had said that before the rooster crowed, he would deny Jesus three times. I would have asked, “Are there any roosters here? Because if there are, I’m leaving.” (Matthew 26:69-75)

 What’s dragging you down?

But seriously, if someone like Simon Peter could fall, then surely we can, too. First Corinthians 15:33 tells us, “Bad company corrupts good character.” Peter hung around people who were dragging him down spiritually.Are you in a similar situation? Have you entered into relationships where people are dragging you down? Maybe it’s a romance. Maybe it’s a close friendship. Are you finding yourself compromising your principles to fit in, or so that you don’t offend anyone? Perhaps you need to reconsider your friendships. Perhaps you need to make some immediate changes. And even if you have made some mistakes, there is still time to commit yourself to the Lord. That time is now. Don’t wait for the roosters to crow.

6 Responses to “Don’t Wait for the Rooster”

  1. Cesar C. Faelangca Jr. says:

    I thank God for this story and truth! I am servant of God here in Loboc Bohol and i am doing evangelism and bible study, and i struggle a lot, pls include me in prayer! Thanks and God bless!

  2. Diane says:

    Billy Graham was quoted as saying “the best way not to yield to temptation is to stay out of its way.” That is so true! Temptation is progressive – I learned that the hard way. Thanks be to God for His forgiveness.

  3. Maria Guerra says:

    I love your stories, they have help me grow espiritually, If I can read read them in Spanish it would be esier for me and my family, like these story for example, I have a hard time translading, and it’s a beautifull story. Thank you very much for all the blessing you bring to my life. God Bless you :-)

  4. God's Daughter-in-law says:

    I wonder how Peter felt when Jesus said get behind me satan to Peter? Always tring to do his best, Peter seems to put his foot in his mouth. I thank God thet He knows our heart and our desires!!!

  5. Anonymous says:

    Love this !

  6. Drusilla Mott says:

    I like this. I used to be at that stage … hiding my faith from my husband’s family, most of whom are not believers, so I would be accepted and so I did not offend. No more. I am now very vocal about my faith and the Gospel message, writing blogs and posting on Facebook and Twitter. Most of it they ignore, but I am no longer afraid to let Jesus’s light shine through me. Praise God for shaking me awake to what I was doing, and showing me how to change! Now I am praying that someone, someday, will hear and accept God’s message for them.

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