Truth in Palmyra

by Robert Brock

Peter’s Empty Boast

Matthew 26:33-35

“Peter answered and said unto him, Though all men shall be offended because of thee, yet will I never be offended. Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this night, before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. Peter said unto him, Though I should die with thee, yet will I not deny thee. Likewise also said all the disciples,” Matthew 26:33-35.

Two thousand years later on the other side of the cross, we see Peter’s brag as empty. However, when it was proclaimed, it was sincere to Peter. This was a public proclamation of Peter’s faith in the Lord, even though he did not understand the vanity in his boast. Noteworthy, all the other apostles swore they too would die for him, when in all actuality, Jesus would die for them. The entire passage has a prophetic…

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