John 18:8 Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” 9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I have not lost one of those you gave me.”<sup value="[a]”>[a] 10 Then Simon Peter, who had a sword, drew it and struck the high priest’s servant, cutting off his right ear. (The servant’s name was Malchus.) 11 Jesus commanded Peter, “Put your sword away! Shall I not drink the cup the Father has given me?”
So even after Peter heard Jesus give himself up and heard Him say (If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” 9 This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled) the guards let them go. That was not good enough for Peter. He had to draw his sword and take it one step further. So what I get from this is Peter heard the Lord and didn’t like what He said and so He thought that his way was better. Peter’s way could have actually killed that soldier.
I just had to pause and think about the times that I have heard the Lord and thought …..Nah I better do it this way because I want these results. I will have better control over what happens. Then what happens? What you thought you had control of now is actually out of control and you are wishing that you had obeyed in the first place.
So the question is “Have you heard the Lord and are you doing it His way or are you chopping off someone’s ear?
Have a great day today!