Thursday 9th April 2020

Thursday April 09

Reading: John 13:21-32

Verse 27: As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. So, Jesus told him, “What you are about to do, do quickly.”

This is one of the saddest incidents in the Bible. Judas, after being with Jesus on His ministry for three years, decides to betray the one person who could save him from this sin. It’s a terrible event in human history, but it also reveals how mistaken we can be, especially when motivated by greed, power, or delusion.

Betraying Jesus is something that you or I would never wish to do, but sometimes when we cast aside His truth or teaching, that is exactly what we are doing. We betray His words and ways; we follow our own kind of faith; we make up our own ideas about what is right or wrong.

On his way to the Sanhedrin, Judas probably justified what he had chosen to do. It wasn’t just about the money; he must have been angry or deeply disappointed with Jesus as a leader. He didn’t want to be on the losing side…and yet, that’s exactly where he landed.

Q: Have I ever betrayed Jesus?

Prayer: Lord, forgive us for failing You. Restore us to Your love. Amen.