“Then Peter remembered the word Jesus had said and went out and wept bitterly.”
When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders. ” I have sinned,” he said, ” for I have betrayed innocent blood.
Peter and Judas had betrayed Jesus, Peter denied him while Judas sold him to those who crucified him. Both of them had moved their hearts away from Jesus.
They both again repented. Peter and Judas repented but in different ways.
When you look at this story, Peter was forgiven but Judas was condemned.
Peter remembered the word while Judas remembered what he did. Judas was wrong by remembering what he did. Peter came back to Jesus by remembering the word but Judas was seized with remorse while away from Jesus.
Already Judas was ruined, Satan had already taken over but still claim that he was the one who betrayed Jesus. He claimed to have sinned.
This is our lifestyles, we either behave like Peter or like Judas. Crying for what you have done is Judas’ repentance which only ends up in condemnation but remembering the word is Peter’s repentance which leads to forgiveness.