Text: Matthew 16:1-28
We saw earlier Jesus calling Peter “Blessed”, (16:17) and then later rebuking him thus; “…Get behind me, Satan!…” v.23, ESV). This should teach us that even a good person is susceptible to the devil’s temptation. Satan can even use an unsuspecting dear friend or situation to attack you. It is important to clearly distinguish between a devil’s voice in a saint, and that of God. The kind hands of a friend can be used by the devil to tempt you. Therefore, feel free to rebuke such, be alert, watch and pray.
Meditate on verse 24. How are you going to apply it to your life?
Father, in the name of Jesus Christ, help me carry my cross daily as I follow You. Amen.