Saturday, February 12, 2011

Are You Married to a Judas or a Peter?

I was listening to the author of Love and Respect the other day and he said an interesting thing about women.  They often see their husbands as a Judas, when he is really just a Peter. 

Both men denied Christ...Judas was evil, but Peter just did a bad thing.  We take a snapshot of our husband...some bad thing he did or does and label him a Judas, an evil man, instead of a Peter, a man that just did a stupid or bad thing. 

So many women are getting divorced today because they think they are married to Judas but they are most likely married to Peter.  Most husbands are good providers, work hard and love their who are trying to do the right thing. 

Let's stop defining who he is by a snapshot of something he did or does instead of looking at the whole picture of who he is....a husband who makes mistakes, sometimes bad ones, but is not evil.

As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him.
   So Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”
John 13:27

And the Lord turned, and looked upon Peter. And Peter remembered the word of the Lord, how he had said unto him, Before the cock crow, thou shalt deny me thrice. And Peter went out, and wept bitterly. 
Luke 22:61, 62