“Then one of the twelve, named Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests, and said, “What are you willing to give me to deliver Him (Jesus) up to you?” And they weighed out to him 30 pieces of silver. And from then on he began looking for a good opportunity to betray Him.” Matthew 26: 14-16
Jesus knew this was coming, later in v21, as they were eating the Passover meal, Jesus said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray me.”
Have you ever betrayed Jesus? When I look at the word betray and what it means, it means to lead one astray, or desert someone in their time of need, or to deliver to an enemy by treachery. (Merriam Webster) So, I ask again, “Have you ever betrayed Jesus?” I don’t think of it in the same context as Judas, however, when I do something I know is not of God or worse yet, when the Holy Spirit tells me to do something and I don’t do it, then yes, I have betrayed Jesus.
What a comfort it is to know we have an advocate before our Father. We are forgiven! That’s what the Resurrection is all about! Forgiveness, and love, and our desire to repent of our sins and walk in obedience to God.
Daily Battle Order:
Our preparation during the Lenten season is to draw close to God. “In mercy and truth Atonement is provided for iniquity; And by the fear of the Lord one departs from evil.” Proverbs 16:6
Confess your sins today, repent of your sins and rejoice! Prepare your spirit, soul and body for the celebration of the new life you have in Christ through His Resurrection!