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Success Only By His Strength

Psalm 85, Ezra 2-4, Matthew 26:20-35


Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the other disciples said the same. Matthew 26:35


How many times have I made a promise to do the right thing and later had to admit my failure? When I made those vows, I was serious. I wanted to do the right thing, but I often underestimate my own weakness. I easily get swept up with the crowd and do whatever they do – not what I have promised I would do. Even here as Jesus has told Peter he will deny him, Peter stands by his promise to be faithful. The other disciples got caught up in the moment and vow to be faithful without even thinking that through. Learn from them. Be aware of your weaknesses. When you do make a promise remember that your keeping it will depend on your leaning on God for strength. Don’t be afraid to make bold statements, but do so only with the understanding (and the confession) that success will only come as God gives you strength.

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