SPY WEDNESDAY

Intriguing title, spies always seem super cool, in this case the spy (Judas) wasn’t good for Jesus or was he?  Was he fulfilling Gods will?

Someone was going to turn in Jesus, they would have found Him eventually. Why Judas?  What got a hold of him to make him turn on Jesus?  Was it money? Was it fame? Was it God’s will?  We know God’s will was to give His only Son so we would have eternal life, do we know that it was supposed to be Judas?  Judas received 30 silver coins, its value back then was about 5 weeks of pay. Jesus knows that there is a spy among them but He also knows and understands it is God’s will.  Do you think Jesus always knew it was going to be a disciple turning Him in?

Read: Matthew 26:14-16

Reflect: Think about what you would have done back then, whose side would you be on? Place yourself as one of the disciples, then Judas. Think about how you may have made wrong choices for other reasons. We are what we love, what do you love?

Write: a prayer about asking God to reveal what your short comings are or maybe you know what you need, ask for forgiveness.  Write down what you love.  Empty yourself again for Jesus. He emptied Himself for us.

What happened to Judas? He saw Jesus was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priest and the elders.  He shared, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.”  He threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and hung himself.  Matthew 27: 3-4

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