Mark 14:66 And as Peter was beneath in the palace, there cometh one of the maids of the high priest:
Peter was warming himself by the fire in the courtyard. He had followed Jesus there. Have you ever been in a place that you did not want to be seen or recognized? Perhaps indulging in a desire of the world, warming yourself by the worlds fire or folly? Perhaps a Christian among heathens, you just want to be invisable.
Mark 14:67 And when she saw Peter warming himself, she looked upon him, and said, And thou also wast with Jesus of Nazareth.
Mark 14:68 But he denied, saying, I know not, neither understand I what thou sayest. And he went out into the porch; and the cock crew.
Peter denies being with Jesus.
Mark 14:69 And a maid saw him again, and began to say to them that stood by, This is one of them.
These were maids of the high priest, servants of the evil one. The devils servants are always accusing the followers of Jesus, especially those weak in faith.
Mark 14:70 And he denied it again. And a little after, they that stood by said again to Peter, Surely thou art one of them: for thou art a Galilaean, and thy speech agreeth thereto.
We notice accents too. Those in the south have a different style of speaking then do those of the New England states.
Mark 14:71 But he began to curse and to swear, saying, I know not this man of whom ye speak.
The devil was really tormenting him. He cursed and swore and I am sure some of us have as well, when we were upset and not yet filled with God's Spirit. Calm down, speak the name of Jesus and praise him, it will pass. Satan cannot stand it when we praise our God, nor will he stay if we speak the word of God, spoken by God's spirit filled person.
Mark 14:72 And the second time the cock crew. And Peter called to mind the word that Jesus said unto him, Before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice. And when he thought thereon, he wept.
Mark 14:29 But Peter said unto him, Although all shall be offended, yet will not I.
Mark 14:30 And Jesus saith unto him, Verily I say unto thee, That this day,even in this night, before the cock crow twice, thou shalt deny me thrice.
Mark 14:31 But he spake the more vehemently, If I should die with thee, I will not deny thee in any wise. Likewise also said they all.
We do good when we are in church or surrounded by Christians; the test is when we are not. Peter failed this test and was very upset, yet? He did what Jesus said he would do. If God speaks, it will come to pass.