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What is amazing is Peter’s motive is love for the Lord!

What is amazing is Peter’s motive is love for the Lord!

Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee. Matthew

But he [Jesus] turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men . Matthew

Jesus addresses Peter as Satan! Satan had completely taken over Peter. Peter did not want Jesus to be beaten and crucified because he loved His lord. And yet, Satan completely took over Peter. The words coming out of his mouth were no longer Peters – but Satan’s. The motive was wonderful – the method was wrong.

Remember, just six verses earlier God the Father was speaking to Peter – and six verses later Satan is speaking through Peter. And in both cases, the motive is love .

Remember what the Lord said to Satan in verse 23, “thou savourest not the things that be of God , but those that be of men . Continue reading “What is amazing is Peter’s motive is love for the Lord!”