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Matthew 26:31 - For the Scriptures say, 'God will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.
Read - Matthew 26:31–35; Mark 14:27–31; Luke 22:31–38; John 13:31–38
Even though Jesus had taught them clearly that He would die and clearly that He would rise again, the disciples would scatter when the betrayal began. This is an unfortunate part of our human sin nature. We run from conflict even when God calls us to stand firm. Will you stand firm for Jesus?
Lord, empower me to stand firm.
Today’s prophetic glimpse of the scattering of the disciples was originally prophecied in Zechariah 13:7.
Peter wanted to stand firm. He had walked on water briefly with the same heart intent. Why did he fail? Even for the Mended follower of Jesus, Satan works overtime to continue to Mislead. He still deceives, divides and destroys. Our only cure is to stay in a state of surrender to God’s Holy Spirit who is greater than Satan.