“But Peter declared, ‘Even if I have to die with you, I will never disown you.’ And all the other disciples said the same.” Matthew 26:35.
“’But this has all taken place that the writings of the prophets might be fulfilled.’ Then all the disciples deserted him and fled.” Matthew 26:56.
Verses chosen from today’s Bible reading; 2 Samuel 17, Psalm 71, and Matthew 26.
With friends like this, who needs enemies!
Those closest to Jesus talk the talk but in crunch time don’t walk the walk.
Oh, so much like us! How many times a day do we desert Him with our thoughts and actions? It’s many but do we realize it?
So often we imagine ourselves on God’s “varsity,” but so often we perform as if we’re not even on the team. We go our own ways. We aren’t disciplined. It’s an ugly picture.
Yet Jesus proceeds on and dies for such as you and I. We don’t deserve it. We get loose from Him so often. What amazing love. What amazing grace.
My life must be lived filled with Him. I dare not boast of what I will do. Apart from a full attachment to Him, I will end up in situations (Think David/Bathsheba) that will truly reveal my sinfulness.
“Lord, You know all about me. I get bits and pieces of my sinfulness from time to time. You see the whole sorry mess. I am unworthy of You. You, however, have born with me and loved me. Fill me with You. Take me over. Cleanse me, I beg, and direct my path this day.”
They followed the Leader until trouble came. Kind of like you and me?