As we study the Gospels, the one apostle that stands out as the leader of the group is Peter. Peter is geared towards action and is the one the others seem to look toward for leadership. Yet Peter had to learn the hard way about fighting spiritual warfare correctly, and that lesson is very applicable to us. When we fight spiritual battles, we have to fight the way God has called us to fight.
As we walk once again through Holy Week and consider Peter’s role in it, I am always concerned that I might ‘get used’ to the story, and that I might grow numb to the fact that we are celebrating the One who led a sinless life, gave himself up for us, and rose again from death! I don’t ever want to take that for granted, but live for Christ every day! Jesus said that when we live for him, we will encounter opposition. This is made perfectly clear in Matthew 10:22, “You will be hated by everyone because of me, but the one who stands firm to the end will be saved”. So, if we are to be hated, and we will be attacked, how are we to properly and effectively fight for the cause of Christ?