Peter MalchusWell intentioned. Courageous. Overly helpful. Such people will try to protect you (maybe your parents!). They will begin to intervene so that nothing bad happens to you. They think they are doing the best for you, for your faith.

But Jesus said to Peter, “Put your sword back into its sheath! Am I not to drink the cup that the Father has given me?”
John 18.11 NET

This is what Peter did for Jesus. The apostle thought he was acting for Jesus’ good. But our Lord was going to the Cross, exactly as planned, because he had accepted the will of God.

Don’t let anyone save you from suffering for the kingdom of God.


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