The unfaithful are those who betray us. Like Judas and Peter, these are people who are supposed to be our allies. What do we do with people close to us (in our homes, on our teams, in our workplaces, at our church, etc.), but we cannot trust them?
As we continue to look at the uninvited companions who fill Jesus’ life and ours, this week we turn to those who disappoint us. These are the “followers” who are difficult to lead.
Sometimes God delivers us from difficult circumstances, and we walk in the valley, but not through the shadow of death. Sometimes God delivers us from ourselves because of our circumstances or our foolishness. Sometimes God does not deliver us, and we walk through the valley of the shadow of death
As we continue the “Me to We” journey we’ll be looking at our “uninvited companions.” This week, we’ll look at corrupt people – those who mislead us (i.e. the Chief Priest; High Priest). They are powerful, but we cannot follow them. So how do you live with, work for, answer to, support and love someone who abuses power?
Each of us have critics that we can’t impress. We should stop trying because the key to dealing with our critics lies in us, not in them.