To betray the Son of the living God is such an incredibly evil thing to do. To betray someone you have been following for years is cruel. Judas certainly gets a bad rap, and rightfully so!
This morning as I have reflected on this scripture, I put myself in the story. When I put myself in Judas’ shoes, I considered the notion of what it is to betray Jesus.
Now I am pretty confident that I have never betrayed anyone to persecution or death, but I do sin – through my thoughts, and through words I say, through things I do and even when I don’t do what I should. My reflection this morning reminded me of the seriousness of these sins.
It’s tempting for me to become self-righteous and feel like I have the “Christian Life” all together. After all, the sins I do commit aren’t that bad. Are they?
I feel like this passage has shown me that every one of those sins, as small as they might seem, is like me walking away from Christ to collect my 30 pieces of silver.
But there is hope! God has made a way! I don’t need to continue walking away, separating myself from Christ for eternity. No matter how regularly I fail, how serious my failures. Even though I have betrayal on my hands, He is ready to welcome me back with open arms.
Written by Ps. Justin Ware