Don’t we just love to point the finger at those who make mistakes, who stumble and fall? We would never be a Judas, would we? Oh no, not us!
Judas, the betrayer, said, Surely it is not I, is it, Master? He said to him, you have stated [the fact]. (Matthew 26: 25, AMP)
Uppity Christian Peter certainly had his opinion of those who stumble.
Peter declared to Him, though they all are offended and stumble and fall away because of You [and distrust and desert You], I will never do so. …Even if I must die with You, I will not deny or disown You! (Matthew 26: 33, 35, AMP)
Peter just said what the rest of us are thinking… on a good day. But when we read the rest of verse 35, we must absolve poor Peter of all the blame…
And all the disciples said the same thing. (Matthew 26: 35, AMP)
And all the disciples deserted Jesus… except the few who kept their distance… not too close lest they be described as a follower of Jesus… not too far back as to lose sight of him.
And Peter followed Him at a distance, even right into the courtyard of the high priest. (Mark 14:54, AMP)
Today is Palm Sunday. Where does your loyalty lie?
Prayer – Father, forgive our uppity attitude… and when we fall, help us to our feet again. Amen