Dipped in the Bowl

Judas Iscariot went to the chief priests and asked what he would receive in payment if he turned Jesus in to them. They paid him thirty pieces of silver.

At the Passover meal, Judas knew that by dipping his hand in the bowl with Jesus, he was the one who would betray Him and yet Judas still completed the task.

How does one do that? How was Judas still able to go through with it? Was there no shame, no conscience?

Do we do the same in our daily living? Do we betray those we love? Do we betray Jesus?

Jesus knows our heart. He also knows every decision we are confronted with and He knows how we weigh every decision. Some decisions we make might be out of greed or selfishness. We choose to serve ourself over others or God, instead of doing right things. Have you ever dipped in the bowl with Jesus and then betrayed Him in some manner? I probably have a time or two. Or, more like fifteen hundred times.

These are questions I am pondering this morning.

Matthew 26:14-25

14 Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests

15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.

16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

17 Now on the first day of Unleavened Bread the disciples came to Jesus, saying, “Where will you have us prepare for you to eat the Passover?”

18 He said, “Go into the city to a certain man and say to him, ‘The Teacher says, My time is at hand. I will keep the Passover at your house with my disciples.”’

19 And the disciples did as Jesus had directed them, and they prepared the Passover.

20 When it was evening, he reclined at table with the twelve.

21 And as they were eating, he said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me.”

22 And they were very sorrowful and began to say to him one after another, “Is it I, Lord?”

23 He answered, “He who has dipped his hand in the dish with me will betray me.

24 The Son of Man goes as it is written of him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been better for that man if he had not been born.”

25 Judas, who would betray him, answered, “Is it I, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You have said so.”

Live a life that glorifies Jesus and lift others above yourself. Always, always be grateful. ♥️


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