Peter is determined to be Jesus’s best disciple but prematurely thinks he understands what it means to follow Jesus. Peter does not believe Jesus’s prediction that he will deny having known Jesus. Still, Peter’s eagerness is immature, and he does end up denying his friendship to Jesus during the terrifying series of events surrounding the trial and crucifixion.
Characteristics of the Apostles
The characteristic exemplified by Matthew is seen in his account of Jesus’ life. Matthew wanted to leave a positive legacy. So that others after him might also believe that Jesus was the Savior of the world, he left a written record of Jesus’ life and work. Matthew left a positive legacy behind to bless the generations after him.