Your cross and your friends

Your cross and your friends

Mark 8: 31-34 “He then began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and after three days rise again.32 He spoke plainly about this, and Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him. 33 But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!” he said. “You do not have in mind the concerns of God, but merely human concerns.”

Your cross only has room for you.

Peter took him aside and began to rebuke him

Sometimes your friends can take you aside and away from the path of discipleship and become angry with you for the road you have chosen.

But when Jesus turned and looked at his disciples, he rebuked Peter

Sometimes you have to take your eyes off your friend and focus on others and become angry over the obstacles that are coming against you.

He rebuked Peter. “Get behind me, Satan!”

Sometimes you have to put your friend behind you because their genuine human concern for you stands in opposition to the concerns of God. Even the most genuine concern can mask a work of Satan which needs to be opposed.

 

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