Matt 26:33 Peter answered and said to Him, “Even if all are made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble.”
I have thought the same thing as Peter – I will never be made to stumble.
Perhaps I didn’t do exactly like Peter and deny Jesus three times, even with a curse, but I still stumbled.
Maybe it was something I said. Or didn’t say.
Perhaps I let my anger or frustration get the best of me.
Who is more disappointed in it? The Lord or me?
Jesus knew Peter would deny Him and warned him about it.
Peter did not believe he would ever do it and was probably surprised when the final words came from his mouth followed by the crow of a rooster.
He went out and wept bitterly. Matt 26:75
There is nothing more heartbreaking than unintentional denial or betrayal.
When it comes to stumbling, Paul said not to put a stumbling block or a cause to fall in our brother’s way. Rom 14:13
He also said that it is good neither to eat meat nor drink wine nor do anything by which your brother stumbles or is offended or is made weak. Rom 14:21
But we often stumble ourselves or cause someone else to stumble.
Take heart, you have a Savior that loves you and is quick to forgive.
And we should be quick to ask forgiveness when someone trips over us!