Jesus did an all-night prayer before He chose His disciples, Mark 3:13-15 “And He went up into a mountain and called near those whom He would. And they came to Him. And He ordained twelve, that they should be with Him, and that He might send them out to proclaim, and to have authority to heal sicknesses, and to cast out demons”. With the careful selection, Jesus handed a great destiny unto them, they were not only the foundation of the church of the Lamb, they are going to sit in judgment in heaven with special role, Ephesians 2:19-20 “Now therefore you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but fellow citizens with the saints, and of the household of God, and are built upon the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Jesus Christ Himself being the chief cornerstone”; Revelation 21:14 “And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them were the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb”.
All these and many more were what Judas Iscariot walked out from because he could not tame his avaricious character. He lusted after money, though he got it he lost eternity; V 6 “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”. While Jesus prayed for Peter not to be lost, he didn’t pray for Judas because his heart was lost already. He didn’t bother about him anymore but waited patiently to do his ultimate duty of betrayal, V 7-8 “Then Jesus said, Let her alone. She has kept this for the day of My burial. For you have the poor with you always; but you do not always have Me”.
Samson also had an untamed appetite for strange women and it consumed him. While alive, his eyes were gouged out by the enemy. He lost it in the race of destiny. Tame that appetite now while you still have time on your side. Expose the devil before he destroys you, kill that habit now before it becomes a giant you cannot tame.
Prayer point: I receive grace to live a disciplined life from now on in Jesus’ name.