Living Water Daily Devotional 30-12-18
Sunday 30th December 2018
Read: Matthew 26:31-75
MEMORISE: Peter answered and said to Him, “Even if all are made to stumble because of You, I will never be made to stumble” (Matthew 26:33).
When one, through carefree attitude, belittles a seeming “little” river, without considering its depth and length, just because the person is a veteran swimmer, such person is heading for danger. This is complacency in action. It is an abuse of confidence and it is called overconfidence.
Peter, an important figure among Christ’s followers remains a classic example of complacent believers before Christ’s death, very bold, courageous, zealous and was always with our Lord, he thought he was already armed for the future.
Peter believed in himself, instead of asking God to help him. He was beating his chest, reiterating his commitment, loyalty and faithfulness to his Lord and saviour (v. 33).
He believed, even if every other person fell and feared, he would remain on his feet unshaken. However, when a child gets to the point of fear in life, he will definitely fear! He who has never experienced war should stop calling himself a man!
When the fidgeting hour came, Brother Peter could not stand the testing of a little girl! He became cold and was warming himself at enemy’s fire. No wonder he, having become a spiritual sage, he admonished co- travelers to the kingdom of God to be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour (1 Pet. 5:8).
Dear readers, are you not complacent? You think your zeal, courage and prayer for God’s course are enough without His sustaining Grace. Thank God, Jesus prayed for peter beforehand. Jesus also prays for you, but don’t rely on the arms of the flesh (Psa.113:8).
1. Lord, deliver me from every, manifestation of complacency in my life, in Jesus’ name.
2. Lord Jesus, I rely on Your provisions alone; I trust that You can never fail me; I hold unto You alone through to eternity.
3. Lord, deliver our Christian brothers and sisters from the complacency that makes them to put themselves in tempting situations with opposite sex, forgetting we are still in body with its cravings.
EXTRA READING FOR TODAY: Genesis 1 -5
Source: Living Water Daily Devotional