After Jesus was arrested in the garden of Gethsemane, He was led by soldiers to the gathering of the priests, scribes and elders. All his disciples fled and departed from him except Peter.
Peter took a faithful and courageous decision, he chose to follow Jesus. His choice to follow Jesus was good, but something however was missing to make it perfect. The last phrase of the gospel according to Matthew chapter 26 verses 58 tells us his purpose for following Jesus.
‘But Peter followed him afar off unto the high priest’s palace, and went in, and sat with the servants, to see the end.’
He couldn’t stand the temptations, he couldn’t hold on to the Spirit of truth. His actions was not directed towards Jesus by any means, he was only struggling to save his head. He denied ever knowing Jesus three good times. At last, he ended up worse than those that had not even followed Jesus.
Jesus turned back one day and rebuked the multitude because they were only following him for the food he was willing to provide. Some people follow Christ for the pleasure, because He is said to be loving and kind. We follow Christ for the gain.
We follow Christ to see what will become of Christianity. We follow Christ with this mind-set_ peradventure He comes like they always say.