A Thought for Today – February 14, 2020

“No Matter What, Go to Jesus”
Judas sold Jesus out for a little bit of money. Yes, he betrayed his master. Then he did something worse.
Please, read the following verses.
Matthew 27:1-10
Jesus Handed Over to Pontius Pilate
1 When morning came, all the chief priests and elders of the people plotted against Jesus to put Him to death.
2 And when they had bound Him, they led Him away and delivered Him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
Judas Hangs Himself
3 Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.”
And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!”
5 Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself.
6 But the chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because they are the price of blood.”
7 And they consulted together and bought with them the potter’s field, to bury strangers in.
8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day.
9 Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced,
10 and gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord directed me.”
Indeed, Judas betraying Jesus was a serious error of judgment, to say the least.
You and I make serious errors in judgments.
We call them sins.
Judas could have gone to Jesus for forgiveness.
We can go to Jesus for forgiveness. Peter received forgiveness from Jesus. We receive forgiveness for our sins.
But, we must take our sinful selves before Him and receive His forgiveness.
Instead of going to Jesus, Judas went to his death, I would imagine thinking he had done the unpardonable sin.
In this age of grace, the price of sin is already paid for.
But don’t go away from Jesus, go to Jesus and live.
We are never too sinful for Jesus.
He accepts us where we are in life and then changes us to what He wants us to be. Hallelujah for Jesus the Christ.
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.

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