“He spoke of Judas Iscariot, the son of Simon, for it was he who would betray Him, being one of the twelve” (John 6:71).
It wasn’t just Judas Iscariot who turned his back on our Lord after initially showing apparent loyalty. For instance, Scripture records that at a certain point in Jesus’ ministry many of His disciples went back and walked with Him no more (John 6:66). Peter denied Jesus, Judas betrayed Him and others abandoned Him. That’s people for you! That’s why God’s inspired Word says we must not put our confidence in man but in God (Ps 118:8). As long they are human, don’t trust them! That’s how our Lord won. He never banked on human support. He totally relied on the Heavenly Father. When people abandoned Him, it didn’t matter, because He wasn’t leaning on them in the first place. Neither should we. Love them we must, depend on them, no! Sometimes we just expect too much of our fallible, sin-laden, world-entangled mates. We shouldn’t.