The Betrayer

His disciples stared at one another, at a loss to know which of them he meant. One of them, the disciple whom Jesus loved, was reclining next to him. Simon Peter motioned to this disciple and said, “Ask him which one he means.”

Leaning back against Jesus, he asked him, “Lord, who is it?” John 13:22-24

Peter and John seem to have their own little “clique” among the Disciples. Peter couldn’t ask himself for some reason so he got John to do the “dirty” work. Were they both fearful that it was them or were they just curious?

Much has been written about this passage of Scripture because the Betrayer dwelt among them. He ate their food, laughed at their jokes, endured the long and hot walks from town to town, and knew how to “get out of Dodge” quickly when necessary. One of them, though, was the ultimate Betrayer. It would leave a scar on their hearts because one of their closest friends would betray Jesus.

Perhaps, you too, have had someone close betray you. Today, as you consider these words, begin to examine the nooks and crannies of your heart and see if that betrayal is still an issue. If it exists, you need to bring it to Christ. If it’s not there, at least you know what others are going through and can pray accordingly.

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