In the scriptures, you find that Judas betrayed Jesus. We looked at the scriptures to getting a better understanding of just how Judas betrayed Jesus.
In reading the scriptures (Mt. 10:4, Mt. 26:14, Mt. 27:3, Mark 14:43, John 6:70, 12:4, 13:26,30 and Acts 1:16) you find that Judas was one of the last disciples Jesus called to follow him. Judas was also the one that handled the money bag. Judas was the one that had a negative comment to make about Mary anointing Jesus with oil from the alabaster box. Judas followed Jesus, ate with him, talked with him. In Matthew 10:4 Judas is named as the one who betrayed Jesus. From the very beginning he called a betrayer.
When you look at the definition of betrayed you find the following meanings: to deliver or expose to an enemy by treachery or disloyalty; to be unfaithful in guarding, maintaining or fulfilling; to reveal or disclose in violation of confidence; to deceive, misguide or corrupt; to seduce and desert. All of these meanings are negative. Judas being called a betrayer of Jesus had some of these in his heart. Think about it. He followed Jesus physically, but not with his will or heart. Judas was never a real follower of Jesus Christ. It could be said Judas loved money.
In Matthew 26:14-16 it tells of how Judas went to the chief priest and asked them what would they give him in exchange for him telling them where to find Jesus. Verse 16 says, "from that time forward he sought opportunity to betray him". All for money?? All the teaching Jesus did, all the miracles Jesus performed had no affect on the heart of Judas. Judas even called Jesus master and kissed him as a sign to the chief priest that this was Jesus.
Betrayal is common today. Everyone with you is not for you. Many are being used by the devil right now to destroy the works of god or to prevent souls from coming to know Jesus as Lord and savior.
It behooves every soul to check themselves and ask themselves, "Am I betraying Jesus? Am I betraying my Pastor? Well, are you?
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