Matthew 16:23

Matthew 16:23

Jesus turned to Peter and said, “Get away from me, Satan! You are a dangerous trap to me. You are seeing things merely from a human point of view, not from God’s.”

Peter didn’t want to believe that Jesus would be crucified. He couldn’t look past the natural, through eyes of faith. Seeing things through merely a human point of view can also trap us. It will cause us to doubt God’s word. Remember, it is impossible to please God without faith. When we start looking at our natural circumstances it’s easy to forget what God has said in his word. You’ve been standing on his word that says God will supply all your needs, yet it looks as if you cannot pay your rent this month. The eyes of faith assure you that we have to walk by faith not sight. The eyes of faith remind you that greater is he that is in you, than the that is in the world. Faith tells you that God loves you, and cares. Faith allows you to believe that he who has been faithful in the past, will come through again. Look at your circumstances through the eyes of faith.