Every Christian should take a lesson from the tale of Jesus and Judas, and do everything in their power to avoid getting into the same scenario as Judas Iscariot did. Judas Iscariot was a significant role in Jesus' ministry, and the fact that he was in control of funds illustrates how much the other apostles relied upon him. In spite of the fact that Matthew was one of the twelve apostles and worked as a tax collector, Judas was the guy in control of the ministry's finances. As a result, what occurred in his life to bring him to the point of betraying Jesus in exchange for money, ultimately leading to his suicide? Why didn't Jesus pray for him in the same way that He prayed for Peter after he turned His back on Him?
Despite the fact that Judas was one of Jesus' disciples, a detailed assessment of his life demonstrates that he was not a trustworthy individual from the beginning. As recorded in John 12:5-6, Judas took exception to Mary anointing Jesus with a costly ointment. It puzzled him why such a precious and expensive ointment was squandered on Jesus when it could have been sold and the funds used to help the needy. Scripture states that Judas made the remark not because he cared for the poor, but because he was a criminal who had stolen some of the money that had been entrusted to him by the disciples. Another way of putting it is that the money should have gone to him instead. Despite this, Jesus enabled himself to continue to be in charge of the finances of the ministry.
Judas was one of Jesus' followers who was tasked with preaching the Gospel to the rest of the world. While they're at it, they can also heal the ill, cast out demons, and even raise the dead from the dead. Although God permits Christian ministers to continue preaching and even perform incredible miracles while they are living in sin, God gives them adequate time to repent before allowing them to continue. It gives people a false sense of security to believe that God is patient and does not punish them immediately after they sin. Men's hearts are completely fixed to do evil, according to Ecclesiastes 8:11, because the punishment for a bad deed takes time to be carried out by the law.
Is it more important to you to labor for God or to obey Him by living a good life as a follower of Jesus Christ? Want God to not only forgive you but also grant you triumph over some sins, even if you know you're fighting with them? Do you desire God to not only forgive you but also to grant you victory over specific sins? In spite of the fact that Judas Iscariot must have been well aware of his avarice and willingness to go to any length for money, he decided to overlook this fact. After all, what could be more fulfilling than to serve with Jesus Christ? Even while it was inevitable that someone close to Jesus would betray Him, Judas did not have to be the one to do it. Satan is still on the prowl for individuals to deceive, and Judas was an easy mark for him to pick.
Following Jesus' death, Judas approached the High Priest and informed him of his intent to betray Jesus, according to Mark 14:10-11. They showed their appreciation by agreeing to give him money as a token of their appreciation. The fact that Judas was the one who went to the High Priest and his associates, rather than the other way around, should not be overlooked. So he was the one who committed the crime. Judas, according to the Bible, immediately began seeking for a means to deceive Jesus from that moment on. Judas' choice to betray Jesus in Gethsemane was not determined on the spur of the moment, as we can see from this passage of Scripture. He'd been putting everything together for a long time before the appropriate opportunity presented himself. At this point, Satan had entirely seized control of him, and there was no turning back from that point. No one understands all persons better than Jesus, who referred to Judas as a "Son of Perdition" during his ministry. He was well aware that Judas was hopeless and that he could not be saved. And we all speak and act from the wealth of our souls, for Satan's nature was the same as ours. Jesus recognizes people who truly love Him and is always willing to lend a helping hand to get them back on their feet again. It was for Peter's sake that he went through with it.
People like Judas, on the other hand, who pursue Jesus for their own personal gain while scheming wickedness, are made to feel the full brunt of their acts by Jesus. On His last night on earth, Jesus did not pray for His disciples in the Upper Room with Judas present, and it is worth remembering that this was the case. After Judas had gone out to betray Him, Jesus began to pray for them, as well as for all of the others who had come to Him over the ages, including the disciples. God asserts that He will discipline those whom He loves. As David prayed in Psalm 139:23, "Search my heart, Lord, and know my thoughts," ask God to reveal to you your own personal shortcomings and failings. Test me out and get to know how I operate. Even if you are born with wickedness in your bones, you should avoid becoming preoccupied with working for God. Wishing you the revelation of your actual self as well as the grace to conduct your life in order to serve Him, so that your service to Him will be recognized.
In the name of Jesus, continue to be blessed.
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