Judas, the disciple doomed for destruction; we don’t know how bad of a fellow he was. We are told that he used to help himself to the treasury funds that supported Jesus’ ministry. I doubt if he joined the disciples with a plan of betrayal, but somewhere along the line, a plan came into his head.
Please read the following verses.
1 Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some sly way to arrest Jesus and kill him.
2 “But not during the Feast,” they said, “or the people may riot.”
3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head.
4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume?
5 It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly.
6 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me.
7 The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me.
8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial.
9 I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
10 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.
11 They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money. So he watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
The question asked in today’s thought is will we betray Jesus too? How can we do that, He is in heaven.
We betray Jesus when we don’t live by His Word.
We betray Jesus when we don not defend His Holy Name;
We betray Jesus when we neglect to place our decisions before Him.
We betray Jesus when we hope no one notices we are a believer.
We betray Jesus when we don’t talk about Him or teach others about Him.
Brothers and sisters, this is just a few of the ways we betray Him.
There are many opportunities to do so.
Jesus Christ certainly never left believers down, might that we follow His perfect example with the helo of the Holy Spirit.