Peter Had Good Intentions

Read the Bible in a year chronologically by reading Matthew 17 today.
Peter was one of the privileged three who went with Jesus into a high mountain. There Jesus was transfigured, and the three apostles saw His glory. Also, Moses and Elijah appeared to the apostles and the two Old Testament saints talked with the Lord. Peter was overwhelmed with the sight and said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here; if You wish, let us make here three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” (Matthew 17:4). Peter was right; it was good for him, and James and John to be present for such a sight. Peter also had an idea. He wanted to honor Jesus, Moses, and Elijah by making three tabernacles, one for each of the honored men. Peter even based his project upon the Lord’s
wishes.
Whereas, some people do not think that it is good to be in the Lord’s presence. Some people will do what they want to do, regardless of whether it is the Lord’s will. Some people are deeply offended if others do not readily embrace their idea for a good work.
Peter had nothing but good intentions in his heart for his proposal, but he misunderstood the relationship among the three men he witnessed. Moses and Elijah are nothing compared to Jesus Christ. Peter treated the three as though they were equals.
However, he was not offended that his idea was not accepted, but he went on to do great things.
Do you have a great idea? Do not be offended if it is not accepted. It may not be the right time. Perhaps your idea needs modification. It might not be the Lord’s will. If it is rejected, go on to the next idea.

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