God Give Us Faithfulness to the End!

The time had come for Jesus to be betrayed and brought to trial. Imagine putting God on trial! What the sinful hearts of men can bring them to do! Mark 14:43-50 tells us part of the events surrounding the betrayal: “And immediately, while He yet spake, cometh Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders. And he that betrayed Him had given them a token, saying, Whomsoever I shall kiss, that same is He; take Him, and lead (him) away safely. And as soon as he was come, he goeth straightway to Him, and saith, Master, master; and kissed Him. And they laid their hands on Him, and took Him. And one of them that stood by drew a sword, and smote a servant of the high priest, and cut off his ear. And Jesus answered and said unto them, Are ye come out, as against a thief, with swords and with staves to take Me? I was daily with you in the temple teaching, and ye took Me not: but the scriptures must be fulfilled. And they all forsook him, and fled.” In that brief time, those closest to Jesus failed Him! But He never failed them! And we fail Him, but He never fails us! Reflect on these timely words in Arthur A Luther’s hymn, “Jesus Never Fails.” He penned: “In life’s dark and bitter hour, love will still prevail; trust His everlasting pow’r — Jesus will not fail!” He was failed in His darkest hours; He will not fail us in our darkest hours. That’s love and grace!! Selah! Can we learn from this and draw strength from Him to be faithful unto the end?    Ron

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