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I Will Never Fall Away

Matthew 26:33

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Peter told him, “Even if everyone falls away because of you, I will never fall away.”

Matthew 26:33 CSB

No one will ever mistake me for Peter, but how many times have I echoed his words and then followed his example? More times than I care to admit. And invariably, it is because I overestimated my own strength and ability to endure and failed to trust in the strength that God provides. In the quiet of my study or perched alone alongside a river in the wilderness, it is easy to convince myself that I am finally fully committed to the Lordship of Christ. Only to have that commitment challenged when I go back out into the world.

Now to be clear, I have never denied Jesus in the same way that Peter did, but how often do I fail to take a stand for him when the occasion calls for it, just sitting on the sideline instead? And how many times have I opted to satisfy myself above Christ? I am weak and fallible, but he is strong and dependable. I am so thankful that he is always ready to restore me, just like he did with Peter (John 21:15-19). He knows my weakness; still, he loves me and chooses to use me.

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Ed Jarrett

Just an old clay jar that God continues to see fit to use in his kingdom's work. I am retired, married with 2 children, and 4 grandchildren. I have followed Jesus for many years. And I love to share what He has given me from His word.

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