A Thought for Today February 11, 2019

A Thought for Today February 11, 2019

“Pure Evil”
 
This thought is a description of one of the 12, Judas Iscariot. Many people feel sorry for the man.
They think, well surely Judas will be in heaven.
I don’t believe he will.
 
I invite you to read the following verses
Matthew 26:14-16
14 Then one of the Twelve — the one called Judas Iscariot — went to the chief priests
15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins.
16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
 
One of the excuses people make for Judas is he turned Jesus in so He would have to show He was Messiah.
I don’t know about you, but what I read in Matthew doesn’t sound like that. Judas sounds like a traitor.
 
What else do we know about Him? the Apostle John tells us this.
John 12:4-6
4 But one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, who was later to betray him, objected,
5 “Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages.”
6 He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.
 
What does Jesus say about Judas?
John 17:12
12 While I was with them, (the 12) I protected them and kept them safe by that name you gave me. None has been lost except the one doomed to destruction (Judas) so that Scripture would be fulfilled.
 
And finally, how does Judas finish His life.
Matt 27:3-5
3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty silver coins to the chief priests and the elders.
4 “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.”
“What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”
5 So Judas threw the money into the temple and left. Then he went away and hanged himself.
 
Was what Judas did unforgivable? No, but instead of going to the One who could take that sin away, he takes matters into his own hands.
 
Folks, this decision did not work out well for Judas, it will never work well for you
 
Brothers and sisters, I beg you; don’t call evil good or good evil.
Indeed, we love the lost who are caught up in evil and with the Holy Spirit’s help, assist them to embrace Christ and the finished work of the cross.
 
There is not a lot of good in this world anymore.
 
Shun the evil, embrace the Lord Jesus Christ.

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