The Unknown Self

The heart is deceitful above all things.
                     —Jeremiah 17:9

“All of you will desert me,” Jesus told his disciples.

Not me, protested Peter: “Not even if I have to die with you! . . . And all the others vowed the same” (Mk 14:31 NLT).

They were sincere but weaker than they thought.

Within a few hours, Jesus was arrested. “[A]ll his disciples deserted him and ran away” (Mk 14:50).

You may not know your weak spots, but God does.

Ask him to keep you from “willful sins,” and also to forgive your “hidden faults” (Ps 19:12, 13).

Keep me from secret sin,
Reign Thou my soul within.
—Fannie Davison

The greatest weakness is to be aware of none.

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