Today’s devotional by Ed Mathews includes this paragraph on the disciples’ abandonment of Jesus at his betrayal:
Neglect of prayer. During the prayer vigil in Gethsemane, Peter slept, Mark 14:37,38. Satan wanted to sift him like wheat, Luke 22:31,32. Peter did not understand the situation, Luke 22:33. The most confident was the most vulnerable. Jesus encouraged him to pray, Luke 22:40,46. Peter took a nap. He gave the devil an opening. He fell. He fell badly, Mark 14:66-72. Later, this same apostle wrote, “be alert,” I Peter 5:8.
Stay close to Jesus.
Focus question: What today has the potential to distance you from Jesus? Deal with it effectively.