And while they were eating, he said, ‘Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.’  They were very sad and each began to say to him, ‘Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?’  Jesus replied, ‘The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.’
‘Surely not me’, they all say; but is there not a hint of a doubt here? Spurgeon points out that no-one said ‘Lord, is it Judas?’ They were all conscious of their own weakness and tendency to put self first. If we are honest we all know we are capable of making big mistakes. Even someone who, like Judas, has experienced the presence of the Lord Jesus day by day can go horribly wrong. Let’s be aware of our propensity to fail, so that we never rely on ourselves, but instead stay close to the Lord and ask him for strength daily.
Pardon for sin and a peace that endureth,
Thine own dear presence to cheer and to guide;
Strength for today and bright hope for tomorrow,
Blessings all mine, with ten thousand beside!