Meet the God of Second Chances
God is light. See 1 John 1:5 – 10. Light is truth. He has enabled us to see what the truth is like. Walking in this light with God should be our habitual way of living, but we all fall short and need God’s forgiveness.
Peter was one of the first chosen to be an apostle and he spent more time with Jesus than other people. He needed a second chance because he disowned Jesus in Matthew 26:31-35; 26:69-75. Even when we fall, we can recover. Peter denied knowing Christ. He needed and got a second chance. Peter recovered and he preached the first sermon at the Pentecost.
Even the greatest of genuine believers can do very bad things and need second chances. David committed adultery and was a murderer. He needed a second chance. God sent David a messenger, David realized that he had sinned and God took away his sin. In every human heart, there’s the potential to do very bad things. This is why everyone needs second chances.
When Abraham is a person of great faith not because he never messed up, but every time he messed up God gave him a second chance and he took it.
In Luke 5:1-11, Peter took a second chance after he failed and found success. He obeyed when Jesus asked him to take another chance. But he had to leave the past behind, overcome present difficulties, and give God freedom to work in his life.