A minute in Gods' word will change your life. Read through the Bible text and ask yourself the questions at the bottom of the post.
54 So they arrested him and led him to the high priest’s home. And Peter followed at a distance. 55 The guards lit a fire in the middle of the courtyard and sat around it, and Peter joined them there. 56 A servant girl noticed him in the firelight and began staring at him. Finally she said, “This man was one of Jesus’ followers!”
57 But Peter denied it. “Woman,” he said, “I don’t even know him!”
58 After a while someone else looked at him and said, “You must be one of them!”
“No, man, I’m not!” Peter retorted.
59 About an hour later someone else insisted, “This must be one of them, because he is a Galilean, too.”
60 But Peter said, “Man, I don’t know what you are talking about.” And immediately, while he was still speaking, the rooster crowed.
61 At that moment the Lord turned and looked at Peter. Suddenly, the Lord’s words flashed through Peter’s mind: “Before the rooster crows tomorrow morning, you will deny three times that you even know me.”62 And Peter left the courtyard, weeping bitterly. Luke 22:54-62 (NLT)
When Jesus looked at Peter, what did his eyes say?
Did it say “How could you!”?
Did his expression express his disappointment or his love?
How does Jesus look at you when you do something that disappoints him?
Your answer to the last question says a lot about how you perceive God. If your perceptions are not of love and forgiveness, then you need to get to know him better.