KEY SCRIPTURE; John 6:66 KJV” From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him”.
The Lord Jesus told His disciples the truth about Himself, that He will give His flesh for all men to eat for their salvation. Jesus knew very well that the Jews held very strictly to their religion, and would have nothing to do with cannibalism. Although the Lord did not mean they should be cannibals but, that was how the Jews interpreted His teaching. Most of His disciples left Him. I believe the Lord obeyed divine instructions and so was not moved by the departure of the people. His actions was to prove how faithful they were.
Do not be moved when certain people become unfaithful to forsake you. I have seen certain people become so sad about their friends or partners who became unfaithful and left them.
It is good to lose an unfaithful friend now than for him or her to live with you for a rather long time.
Her or his long term of associating with you could mean your betrayal, or some danger of some king. Do not be unusually worried when a close acquaintance lives on the grounds of unfaithfulness. How did Jesus react to their departure? He was not moved at all. Can you imagine if there has been more Judases staying on with Jesus to the end? Now this is to a young lady, just consider the boy, who claimed he loved you and would marry you, but forsook you to marry another girl, without telling you what was wrong with you. What would have happened to you, if he had stayed on to marry you?
Proverbs 18:24 teaches us that, “A man that hath friends must shew himself friendly: and there is a friend that sticketh closer than a brother.” This scripture teaches us to be faithful to our friends, partners and even more, to our spouses. It says there are some friends that sticks closer than a brother. Such friends are genuinely excited when you are lifted or promoted. They would stand by you when times are good or bad. These ones are not there for opportunity but are genuinely committed to your welfare. Such acquaintances would forgive you when you err. The friend who finds it difficult to forgive you when you err is an unfaithful pal. The one who would not be bold enough to tell you the wrongs they see you commit is an unfaithful friend. Barring all that has been said about unfaithful friends, It is not good to be suspicious of the bad behaviours of your friends.
Your part is to genuinely love them, yet always tell the truth to them.
It is the truth that would determine those who are genuine or unfaithful.
THOUGHT: TRUTH ALWAYS EXPOSES TRUE NATURE
Prov 27:5 KJV Open rebuke is better than secret love.
John 12:6 KJV “This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.”