Good Morning November 18

Be careful of great claims, especially claims of faith. Just before His arrest, Jesus said to His disciples, “This very night you will all fall away on account of me, …. Peter replied, “Even if all fall away on account of you, I never will.” “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “this very night, before the rooster crows, you will disown me three times.” But Peter declared, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” Well, we know the outcome. Peter did deny his Lord, and was crushed. We try to say about some temptation, “I will never do that again.” “I will be strong and resist.” But then we fail, and like Peter, are crushed. We really never want to hurt or deny our Lord, but the world, the flesh, and the devil press in on us, and we yield. The great truth of Scripture is that grace and forgiveness are always available. We can be, and are restored when we repent. So, we don’t make any great claims of faith, but humbly trust the Lord for each day.