228 Peter Knows God Best
1. Peter was faithful to God for many years, yet he never grumbled or had a complaining heart, and even Job was not his equal. Throughout the ages the saints, too, have all fallen far short of him. He not only pursued the knowledge of God, but also came to know God during the time that Satan was carrying out its deceitful schemes. This led to many years of service that was after God’s own heart, as a result of which he was never exploited by Satan.
2. Peter drew upon the faith of Job, yet he also clearly perceived his shortcomings. Although Job was of great faith, he lacked a knowledge of matters in the spiritual realm, and thus he said many words that did not correspond to reality; this shows that his knowledge was still shallow, and incapable of being perfect, incapable of being perfect. And so, Peter always looked to gaining a sense of the spirit, and always focused on observing the dynamics of the spiritual realm. As a result, he was not only able to ascertain something of God’s wishes, but also understood a little of the deceitful schemes of Satan, and thus his knowledge was greater than any other throughout the ages.
from “The Eighth Utterance” of God’s Utterances to the Entire Universe in The Word Appears in the Flesh