John Calvin’s Commentary on the Denial of Jesus by Peter


As I have assisted my daughter and son-in-law and my wife after the birth of our first grandchild this week I have been struck by people I have encountered in the hospital during this. Some are so obviously Spirit-led believers like the Sunday School teacher and his family of my daughter and son-in-law. Then there are the overheard conversations in the hallways and waiting rooms that are all about the fruits of the flesh. I have been under very severe conviction during all of this to stand firm and give God the glory in all things. I have a few hours until I have to return to the hospital this evening so I am posting a commentary on Peter’s denial of Christ. What Peter did was heinous. When we walk through our days in this world as if Christ meant nothing to us so that we won’t stand out in the crowd then aren’t we just a guilty as Peter? Continue reading