Wednesday, 11 February 2015

On Choices (Judas)

It's easy to condemn Judas for how he betrayed Jesus, But hey!
Pause and think about it!
Judas is like the average human being who seeks to find out 'what's in it for me?'
Judas is like the man or woman who takes ungodly counsel without really weighing consequences
Judas is like the everyday person who takes risks with hope for a rewarding reward.
I was thinking about him recently and reading the scriptures, I find that as soon as he sees that Jesus was condemned, he was sorry for what he had done.
He goes to the chief priests and elders to return the money.
This is the point at which, like most of us, Judas realized his risk wasn't worth it.
His response shows us that, having experienced all the miracles Jesus had performed, he expected the Christ to probably disappear, or call fire and brimstone on all His accusers, walk away free and he (Judas) would walk away 30 pieces of silver richer.
But that wasn't going to happen. They had condemned Jesus, his Rabii and he reasoned, 'now there's no going back. What is this that I have done?'
So he tries to return the money but they wouldn't accept it. He throws it on the floor and makes for the gallows. He commits suicide.
We find ourselves in this position every now and then. We betray and are betrayed.
Whatever it is, there's a little to learn from Judas.
At least Judas had sense enough to show remorse for what he did.
But unlike Judas, when you make a mistake, don't beat yourself down to zero.
Jesus died once and for all and will restore you again to Himself if you will trust Him and have faith in His love.

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