Ginrich's Devotional Blog

April 19, 2011

Judas

Mt 26:14-15 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 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.

There is no particular account in the Bible as to what Jesus did on Wednesday.  He was probably getting in some last minute teaching.  We do know what someone else did that day.  Judas was deciding to betray Jesus.  He went to the priest who he knew wanted to be rid of Jesus and offered to turn Him over for a price.  Judas was trying to watch out for himself.  He should have been watching out for his spirit.  After it was all done, Judas ended up knowing what he did and ridding himself of the death money he killed himself.  Before we judge Judas too harshly we must look honestly at ourselves.  There are many times we put ourselves before being faithful to God.  We might be concerned about the things we want to buy and not give our tithe.  We might be concerned about our reputation and turn our back on one of God’s commandments.  We might desire to be seen with the “right” people and neglect those in need.  Let’s take time today to check ourselves and our motives and ask God for forgiveness.  Then lets turn our backs on the world and face our “Jerusalem” by walking in obedience to God and keeping our faith strong.

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