Posted by: Larry Hoekman | September 6, 2018

Luke — May We Never Betray Him!

Day 3152: Be obedient!

Scripture:  Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present. Luke 22:1-6

Thoughts/questions: All the disciples were motivated by something, and when the proper motivation came – they all betrayed Jesus in one way or another. Judas was the extreme and his motivation was financial gain, but all of His followers came up short.

How about us? Do we say with Peter, ‘Lord, I’ll never betray You’ and then actually follow Peter’s example? Probably! One of the definitions of betray is ‘to fail or desert especially in time of need.’ Often Jesus has a time of need for us, and it is up to us not to fail Him.

This sounds easy, but often it is not. ‘Things’ get in our way and we don’t obey. But this can change! The disciples, except Judas, changed after their betrayals and we can too! Today, commit to never being a Judas ever again!

Suggested Prayer: Lord Jesus, may I never betray You again . . .

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