When Jesus said, that He was going to submit to an this ugly ordeal of suffering
at the hands of the religious leaders & that He was going to allow these religious
phonies & political leaders to kill Him & then on the third day be raised back to life
Peter does this shocking thing. He actually gets in Jesus face & protests profusely
He says that’s Impossible, Master! That can never be!”
Another translation says Peter blatantly says “Never Lord”
“Never Lord” is an oxymoron; that’s Impossible, Master! is an oxymoron
An oxymoron is a rhetorical device that uses an ostensible self-contradiction
to illustrate a rhetorical point or to reveal a paradox.
An oxymoron is the joining of two incongruous terms
“Never, Lord!” Are two words just don’t belong together,
“Impossible, Master!” are two terms that are incompatible
But how much of our inner lives are lived as a paradox?
Are we a walking oxymoron?
Are our thoughts & feelings an inconsistent fallacy to what Jesus keeps telling us?
He tells us what He’s done perfectly for us.
He tells us what He wants to do in us & through us.
He tells us how to handle our challenges & weaknesses.
Do we profess with our mouth in sarcasm, sure, ok.
But in our mind & feelings say;
We need to think, feel & say:
Always Lord, everything is possible when we allow Jesus to be our Master
Saying no to Jesus dumb!
Resisting our creators directions results in grave consequences!
The end result is not only us appearing to be oxymoronic
It’s us being a moron