Some people say something, almost anything, when they do not know what to say. Peter was that kind of person, for when he saw Jesus transfigured and Moses and Elijah talking with Him, Peter spoke up and said,
“Rabbi, it is good for us to be here; and let us make three tabernacles: one for You, one for Moses, and one for Elijah” (Mark 9:5).
Then Mark tells us why Peter made that proposal, “because he did not know what to say, for they were greatly afraid” (Mark 9:6).
Peter learned that it is better to remain silent than to say just anything. Yet, that was his personality. He was the one who spoke up when others remained silent.
Sometimes that got him into trouble, and sometimes it got him to do wonderful things.
If you are like Peter, learn to bring, “every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ” (2 Corinthians 10:5).
The Lord will then use you to do magnificent things, as He did with Peter.