IS IT I LORD?
And while they were eating, he (Jesus) said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.”
And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?”
Instead of passing judgement regarding who the betrayer might possibly be, and slanderously accusing one another, we see that the disciples instead immediately infer guilt upon themselves.
Here were broken vessels who understood their own weakness and inadequacy.
Even though they had already casted out demons, participated in feeding five thousand, and walked with the supernatural miracle worker Jesus for three years, they didn’t fail to recognize that the authority given them to do these great things was not their own, and that in their own strength, not only were they incapable of accomplishing the great commission, but they were also mindful of just how capable they still were of betrayal.
Many deceive themselves into believing that they stand firmly upon the Rock which is Christ, who are really steeped neck high in sand.
Being buried neck high in sand can have the illusion of firm security surrounding us, but when testing and trials arise, only then will our faith be truly proven.
May we humbly submit ourselves to the Lord and live, building upon no other foundation but Christ and his Word as we stand firm against the temptations of this world and the vices common to our fallen nature, putting them to death by the power of the Holy Spirit.
I implore you,
Trust ♔ Jesus!