The Double Rebuke: Mark 8:31-33
“31) And He began to teach them that the Son of Man must suffer many things and be rejected by the elders and the chief priests and the scribes, and be killed, and after three days rise again. 32) And He was stating the matter plainly. And Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him. 33) But turning around and seeing His disciples, He rebuked Peter and *said, “Get behind Me, Satan; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.”” Mark‬ ‭8‬:‭31‬-‭33‬
Peter forgot who was Lord and who was in control. He rebuked Jesus because he didn’t agree with the coming plan of the death, burial and resurrection.
Satan always gets a foothold when we think our ways are higher or better than the ways of God. Peter was being controlled by his emotions. This text actually included a double rebuke. Jesus put Peter in his rightful place.
There is much to learn from these three verses. Lordship means obeying Jesus and submitting to the will and ways of God. We don’t have the authority to change His Word or rewrite the rules.
Many fall into this momentary error of Peter. We think we can correct Jesus and change His Word. In this text Jesus corrected Peter in the strongest of terms.
2 Timothy 3:16-17 explains the purpose of inspired Scriptures. They are given for teaching, reproving, correcting and training. They are the standard for equipping in godly living and ministry. The Word of God was given to change us. We do not have the right, authority or power to change it.
Lordship involves dying to self and submitting to the Word of God! Rejecting His Word is rejecting Him!
Daily Bible Commentary By Terry Baxter: Cofounder of GoServ Global

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