You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.
Mark 8:33 (NLT)
Peter meant well. Jesus had told His disciples about having to die and they were shook to the core. Peter was upset and took Jesus aside and began reprimanding Him for saying He was going to die. Somehow, Peter did not see the significance of our Lord’s death. He did not recognize the atoning sacrifice that Jesus was prepared to make, so he reacted like any of us would when someone tells us they are going to put themselves in harm’s way and die. When confronted by Peter, Jesus rebuked him. He tells him, “Get away from me, Satan!” Jesus was telling Peter to get away from Him with his human point of view, influenced by Satan himself. After all, nothing would have made Satan happier than Jesus giving up His very purpose for coming. How many times have we tried to stop the plans of God for our life? How many times have we used our human logic, our human emotions, our human desires and left God completely out of the picture. This too would please the purposes of Satan. So today, focus on God’s will. Align yourself with His purposes. Listen to His word and spend time praying over your decisions. Consider your life from God’s point of view.
Dear Father, help me resist my own faulty logic and the temptations of Satan. Help me listen to You and see things from Your point of view.
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