John 6:67-70 NIVUK
67 ‘You do not want to leave too, do you?’ Jesus asked the Twelve.
68 Simon Peter answered him, ‘Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life. 69 We have come to believe and to know that you are the Holy One of God.’
70 Then Jesus replied, ‘Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!’ 71 (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)
Who shall we follow? Are we prepared to follow Jesus no matter how difficult his teaching (the reason for others leaving prior to this passage)? Before we answer, it’s worth weighing up who Jesus is, just as Peter did. Jesus is God’s Holy One, his chosen King, the Christ or Messiah. His words are not just those of yet another person vying for our allegiance amongst many (he’s not another politician on the campaign trail). No, his words are God’s words that truly bring life in all its fullness.
Who does Jesus chose? Who does he ask to follow him, to be in his movement and family? Only those who agree with him? Only the strongest or the most attractive? No, he invites all, including those he knows will let him down and betray him.
What choices do you face today for and with God? Bring them to him in prayer.