Don’t be a Judas

Matt 26:21-22 Now as they were eating, He said, “Assuredly, I say to you, one of you will betray Me.” And they were exceedingly sorrowful, and each of them began to say to Him, “Lord, is it I?”

This scripture is related to yesterdays.
Jesus knew who would betray Him but I’m not sure Judas knew that Jesus knew.
When Jesus revealed this to the crew, they were very sad.
I’m thinking Judas was more frightened now that Jesus knew it.
However, each of the disciples asked Him, “Lord, is it I?”
Is this because each man had thought about it?
That’s a sobering thought to believe each disciple at one time entertained the thought of betraying Jesus.
I’m sure each of them had doubts about Him and wondered if He was really the Messiah.
He wasn’t at all like the teachings about the Messiah.
Messiah would come and restore the kingdom back to Israel (c.f. Acts 1:6) and to do that He would need to rid the land of Roman occupation.
Perhaps each of them thought about forcing Jesus’ hand to do this by getting Him arrested.
Surely He would never allow that.
A Man that can heal, raise the dead, walk on water, and feed thousands with a few morsels has the power to repel the Romans.
But they did not understand the way Jesus would save the world.
Sometimes I don’t think I understand the way Jesus saves the world.
I want to force His hand to judge the world.
I want the “kingdom” restored.
My part in this is not to push judgment but to present salvation through Jesus.
I don’t want to be a Judas.

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