Peter makes the declaration in Acts 5 that he and John (and all the rest) must obey God rather than men. That's a gutsy statement when you're facing the people who could cause you pain or death.
This is the same Peter who wouldn't confirm that he was with Jesus in front of a little servant girl.
This is the same Peter who Jesus compared to Satan because he was on the wrong agenda.
Gutsy. Bold. Anything but tame.
I can think of a few instances in my life where more boldness should have been my response. Whether it was embarrassment or pain or something else, I didn't step up.
But I want to step up, speak the truth, say what needs to be said, and live faithfully no matter the cost.
And here's the hope for me today: if God made a bold man out of a not-so-bold man once, maybe just maybe He'd do it again. Once for Peter. This time for me.