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GOD KNOWS about BETRAYAL
‘Beware, and be on your guard against every form of greed…..’
Old western movie scripts often have inspirational lessons. I watched one recently with an older Marshall and two younger deputies.
There was the usual fighting for domination as the fastest gun but the focus of the story was wrapped about one of the Deputies. He turned bad – evil – stealing, lying, killing, plotting and scheming.
is mixed emotions caused him much heart ache
Capturing the bad men was business as usual. But facing a friend turned bad was a painful experience for the other men. They felt betrayed.
God knows all about betrayal.
Judas is listed among the twelve apostles (Mark 3:14, 19) having declared himself a disciple at one time. As he became responsible for the travellers money purse, covet-ness finally turned to embezzlement. The nature of his character begins to surface when he criticises Mary (John 12:3-6). Identified as the betrayer (John 13:21-30) he finally delivers the kiss that seals Jesus fate (Mark 14:43-45).
Both my movie character and Judas suffered a tragic end. Greed can get us into a lot of trouble too. We may be more like Judas than we think.
There are many ways we can betray our Lord Jesus. Withholding our praise, ignoring his Word, refusing to forgive others as he has forgiven us. Spending the tithe on ourselves. Lying to watch a football match instead of attending prayer.
But Judas never experienced the power of God’s forgiveness. Christians who have come through the cross to the empty tomb live on the other side of betrayal. Once we acknowledge our lack of trust; our feeble flesh so willing to betray our Lord, his forgiveness is available.
Is the Holy Spirit convicting you today?
In what areas are you tempted to betray our Lord?