As the disciples gathered around Jesus Peter declared that he would never deny Christ. Hours later Jesus’ accusers questioned Peter’s association with Christ. Peter denied knowing Jesus.
A noticeable difference in the time that Peter boldly spoke for Christ and then cowardly denied him was whom was surrounding Peter. At the time of his devotion he was with men that were after the same goal: to follow Jesus. At the time of the denial he had ventured off on his own leaving his fellow followers behind.
The fellowship of Christians is beneficial. We gain courage knowing that we aren’t in this alone. Be faithful to spending time with your brothers and sisters in Christ.