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Jesus and Peter both had strong wills. On one occasion, they faced off against one another in what must have been a tense shouting match. Jesus had been talking about the bad things that would happen to Him in Jerusalem. He was preparing them for reality.

Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, ‘Be it far from You, Lord: this shall not be unto You’” (Matthew 16:22). Peter wanted to protect Jesus. He liked it when Jesus prophesied good things, but he didn’t like when He prophesied something bad. He was a man of faith and he wanted Jesus to talk the faith talk. But Jesus resisted Peter.

But He turned, and said unto Peter, ‘Get thee behind me, Satan: you are an offense to me: for you savor not the things that be of God, but those that be of men’” (Mathew 16:23). Jesus understood the resurrection principle. Real life comes only after death. Peter wanted just the good news side of the equation. Jesus saw the big picture. Both had faith. But Peter wanted the easy way, and Jesus knew how it had to be done.

If you ever have an argument with Jesus, you know who is going to win. And in the end, Jesus was correct, and Peter became the winner.

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