Peter Rebukes Jesus; Jesus Rebukes Peter
Matthew 16:21-23 (NKJV)
21 From that time Jesus began to show to His disciples that He must go to Jerusalem, and suffer many things from the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised the third day.
22 Then Peter took Him aside and began to rebuke Him, saying, “Far be it from You, Lord; this shall not happen to You!”
23 But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are an offense to Me, for you are not mindful of the things of God, but the things of men.”
Was this Peter being demonized? Or was it another attempt by Satan to tempt Jesus? Or both?
If someone you loved said he/she was going to suffer and die wouldn’t you try to immediately help them? Mentally, emotionally, spiritually and physically?
Did Peter take Jesus aside to rebuke Him as scolding or chastising? Or was Peter trying to help Jesus know He was not alone and that death won’t happen?