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“Breaking Promises”

How many times have we made a promise?
We make this promise with good intentions of following through.

But when push comes to shove, we break the promise,

I invite you to read the following verses.

The Promise

Mark 14:29-31
29 Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I will not.”

30 “I tell you the truth,” Jesus answered, “today — yes, tonight — before the rooster crows twice you yourself will disown me three times.”

31 But Peter insisted emphatically, “Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.” And all the others said the same.

The Reality
Matthew 26:69-74
69 Now Peter was sitting out in the courtyard, and a servant girl came to him. “You also were with Jesus of Galilee,” she said.

70 But he denied it before them all. “I don’t know what you’re talking about,” he said.

71 Then he went out to the gateway, where another girl saw him and said to the people there, “This fellow was with Jesus of Nazareth.”

72 He denied it again, with an oath: “I don’t know the man!”

73 After a little while, those standing there went up to Peter and said, “Surely you are one of them, for your accent gives you away.”

74 Then he began to call down curses on himself and he swore to them, “I don’t know the man!”
Immediately a rooster crowed.

Did Peter intentionally lie?
Of course not.
He just underestimated his own strength and fortitude

As believers, don’t lie.
Understand that by ourselves we can do very little.

Because of this fact, we trust the Lord to help us in our time of trial and trouble.

Certainly, we are filled with good intentions.
We never know what we will do until the times of trials and testings happen.

Don’t make bold promises and then break them.
The Bible is filled with accounts of people doing that.

Rather do our best and trust Christ and Holy Spirit for the rest.
Liars lose the respect of people quickly, even if you did not intend to lie.

But the Lord does amazing works with those who allow Him to work in their lives.

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