Jesus was and is loyal beyond measure, and please don’t ever forget His promise to you and me, “Lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20).
Remember, He knew the pain of disloyalty, for His loyalty had been repaid with disloyalty just as the Psalmist predicted, in reference to Judas. “Even my close friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me” (Psalm 41:9).
You can feel the pain in those words. How that must have hurt him because He is truly the loyal one. Although Jesus was hurt deeply by a close friend’s betrayal, as you may have been and all loyalists shall be, remember always my dear friend that we extol Jesus not Judas; we follow Jesus, and Judas is followed by none.
“Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, the one who betrayed Him” (Matthew 10:4).