We all imagine, perhaps hope that we would be true to our faith even in the threat of our life. We read about it…we think about it…we hope it won’t happen, but what if it does?
Perhaps, we should ask Peter. He walked every day with Jesus for three years. He was boastful about his commitment to his Lord. Even Jesus couldn’t tell him any different. Peter was totally convinced he could do it. Yet, before the cock crowed, Peter denied his Lord, not once, not twice, but three times. In the reality of a true test of his faith and commitment to Jesus, boastful Peter failed. He had relied on self and self-preservation took over. Peter had denied Jesus to save his life.
Read the 11th chapter of Hebrews, commonly referred to as the “Faith” chapter. Consider the words…meditate on them and ponder them in your heart. Let go of any sense of pride and boasting for it is by God’s Grace thru Faith and thru Christ that anything so powerful and so noble can ever be accomplished. If you are called to the test of your faith, you must believe God will provide the grace necessary to stand.