From that time forth began Jesus to shew unto his disciples, how that he must go unto Jerusalem, and suffer many things of the elders and chief priests and scribes, and be killed, and be raised again the third day.
Then Peter took him, and began to rebuke him, saying, Be it far from thee, Lord: this shall not be unto thee.
But he turned, and said unto Peter, Get thee behind me, Satan: thou art an offence unto me: for thou savourest not the things that be of God, but those that be of men.
Quite often, our sin becomes very precious to us. We indulge in it, we hold it tightly to our chest, we hide it, we spend time and energy and money on it. We savor it.
Yet we know it doesn’t please our Saviour.
We ignore His Word when we delight in our sin. We certainly aren’t savoring His truth while we’re enjoying our sin.
I want to savor the Saviour MORE than I savor my sin.
Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.
It all comes down to denying self, doesn’t it? Turning our back on what we want and turning our face into His presence.
Closing our eyes to the desires of the flesh, pressing the blossoms of His truth closely to our face and inhaling His Spirit and wisdom from the pages of His Word.
May God grant me the strength to walk away from the delights of this flesh and run into the delight of His Word, His preaching, His church, and His people.