In this week’s piece, we explore the nature of Mark 8:27-38, the story with that great line: “get behind me, Satan!” Ouch! Peter got burned!
The big thing about this story is that it is that turning point. The point where everything really does change because its game day. Yesterday was practice, today we play.
If we dwell for a moment on what Jesus is telling Peter when he calls him Satan, we find something important: self-protection, keeping doing what we’re doing, all that is actually evil. To tread water is to be Satan. Going forward is the way of GOD.
The central question, though is about applied learning: about going, doing, and learning on the job. That seems to be where Jesus is at here. Are you ready? Not that it matters, since He knows you are.