101. For Jesus had known from the beginning (John 6:64).
Jesus always knew what Judas would be. He knew Peter would deny Him. He knew how each would shrink back from the crucifixion and struggle to believe. He knew, and yet He gave Himself fully to growing them. He knew where they would fail and apparently couldn’t stop them. What an amazing lesson for leaders! Those around us will fail at times. That doesn’t excuse us from giving our best to leading them. Of course, we will fail too so our commitment to grace should be even stronger.