Matt 26:56 … “Then all the disciples forsook him, and fled.” Jesus was having a conversation with the disciples about his eventual suffering and death, and in the midst of that conversation, Jesus, said “all of you shall be offended of me this night, for I will be smited and the sheep will scatter.” However during that conversation, Peter, said “he would never deny Jesus, likewise said all of his disciples.” The disciples obviously believed they had a relationship with Jesus that they really didn’t have; and it was trouble that caused them to see that they were not as close to Jesus as they thought.
My question for you today is “how close are you”? In asking myself this question, I have come to the conclusion that I should really examine my relationship with Christ while it is day, (good times), for the night, (bad times) will come when my relationship with Christ will be challenged. I challenge you not to wait until things get bad to find out where you stand with your savior, make up your mind today, that in good and bad times, Christ is the answer. You don’t want to wait until you really need to get a prayer through to God to find out where you stand, because somebody’s life could depend on whether or not you had what it took to get through to God.
Thus, Christ had spent at least three years daily with twelve men who thought they knew him, and when trouble came-they backed up and reverted to their old way of thinking, which was the ways of the world; and for many believers when things get tight in our lives we have a tendency to revert to the way we used to do-to get things done. As I close, do you have a personal relationship with Christ…and if so, how close are you? Is your relationship up close and personal or is it at a distance? Are you so far off that you need binoculars to see Christ? If that’s the case get closer.
God Bless You
Pastor Versal Mason