Jesus as an utter failure!
“When the soldiers crucified Jesus, they took his clothes, dividing them into four shares, one for each of them, with the undergarment remaining. This garment was seamless, woven in one piece from top to bottom.” – John 19:23
Behold our Savior!
Behold The Savior of the world, beaten, battered and spit upon to a degree that even His own mother could not recognize Him!
Success to God is almost Never success in human terms or conceptualization!
Why is that?
Because the failing of man and the flesh is the only way to meet, grow and develop into total God reliance!
Judas had his money and utter spiritual failure! The religious leaders had their law and utter spiritual failure! Peter had his pride and utter spiritual failure!
But Peter was different as was Jesus – how?
The healing from the failure was in the Love! The healing from the failure was on looking externally instead of internally.
While Jesus was on the cross in utter human failure He saved a thief, pleaded for His Fathers forgiveness of all mankind and made arrangements for His mother to be taken care of by one of His disciples.
Peter once he realized and was broken of his pride went on to lead the early flock and be a great encourager.
Judas and the religious leaders allowed their guilt and shame to continue even to the point of suicide for Judas and eventual destruction of Israel for the religious leaders.
The healing Jesus showed even as an utter failure was in Loving others even down to His last breath where He exclaimed that the purpose of the law was finished and all that divided God and man had been removed!