Cock-a-doodle-doo!

Jun 6, 2024

‘While he was still speaking, a rooster crowed.’Luke 2 2:60 NASB

The Bible says: ‘... while he was still speaking, a rooster crowed… the Lord turned and looked at Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how He had told him, “Before a rooster crows today, you will deny Me three times.” And he went out and wept bitterly’ (Luke 22:60-62 NASB). Before God entrusts you with a great assignment, He will permit Satan to test you. Why? To reveal your weaknesses and strengthen you in those areas. God will allow you to fail in a smaller sphere to keep you from messing up in a larger one, hurting not only yourself but others too.

One of the wonders of the Christian life is that Jesus can take rubble and build something beautiful out of it. Peter promised never to deny Jesus, but by the time the rooster crowed, he had already done it three times. Repeated failure! Can you relate? You said you wouldn’t lose your temper, but you did. Cock-a-doodle-doo! You said you wouldn’t give in to temptation, but you did. Cock-a-doodle-doo! When does a rooster crow? Early in the morning. Good news! That means the rooster announces the beginning of a brand-new day. After his worst night of failure, the sun came up for Peter. And it will come up for you too. By God’s grace, you can start your life over any day you choose to. Today you can repent of your sin and go on to do great things for the Lord. Peter ended up winning multitudes to Christ and leading the church.

So no matter how badly you have failed, God will forgive you, restore you, and redirect your steps.

SoulFood: Eze 5-9, Mark 14:12-26, Ps 4, Pro 14:17-20
The Word for Today is authored by Bob and Debby Gass and published under licence from UCB International Copyright © 2024

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