Mark 14:72 – Broke Down

Today’s Readings: Num 14:1‐15:16, Mark 14:53‐72, Ps 53:1‐6, Prov 11:4

Mark 14:72 And immediately the rooster crowed a second time. And Peter remembered how Jesus had said to him, “Before the rooster crows twice, you will deny me three times.” And he broke down and wept.

Observations:
• Peter remembered Jesus’ words.
• His sin here was literally denying Jesus… In many ways, that is what all sin is.
• The conviction of his sin broke him down emotionally.
• Peter wept.

Do we let our sin affect us in this way? 2 Cor 7:10 says “…Godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret…” If we truly agree with God in relation to our sin, we would be broken. In Nehemiah 1, Nehemiah hears that the walls of Jerusalem are broken down and he “…sat down and wept and mourned for days” (Neh 1:4).

Apply: Often I move immediately from seeing my sin to trying to fix it. Today, I want my sin to break me down and produce a godly grief that leads to repentance.

What produces Godly grief in your life?

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