Pilgrim’s Keyboard

May 2, 2009

Brief Analysis of Judas and Modern Chritians

Filed under: Cindy — pilgrimskeyboard @ 4:50 pm

By: Cindy Lynne Allen – 4/29/09

 “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him (Matthew 26:15-16 ESV).

Jesus knew from the start that Judas was not a true believer, yet he had a purpose for him.  Judas received all the blessings and the commissions that the other disciples received. No one else had a clue that he was false. Jesus never treated him differently or let on to anyone that he was anything but a part of the group, one of the twelve disciples. Even those closest to Jesus had no idea even up to the moment of betrayal.

Those false Christians in the church today are the same way. Even those closest to Jesus such as pastors, deacons, and other church leaders and prayer warriors frequently can’t tell them apart. God has a purpose for them even if it’s simply to show his kindness and justice on the Day of Judgment. This is a profound thought to ponder.

Judas, who would betray him, answered, “Is it I, Rabbi?” He said to him, “You have said so” (Matthew 26:25).

Judas calls Jesus “Rabbi” or “Teacher.” The other disciples, at this point, call him Lord. There is no record of Judas’ ever calling Him Lord. The difference in attitude of those in the church who think of Jesus as a “good buddy” or even a “savior” can be quite different from those who bow before Him as Lord. As scripture warns us, it is essential for each of us to examine ourselves to see if we are truly in the faith.

Examine yourselves, to see whether you are in the faith (2 Corinthians 13:5 ESV).


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