Message from the Monthly Flyer from July 2011
26:14-25 Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to
the chief priests and said, "What are you willing to give me if
I deliver Him to you?" And they counted out to him thirty pieces
of silver. So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him. Now
on the first day of the Feast of the Unleavened Bread the disciples
came to Jesus, saying to Him, "Where do You want us to prepare
for You to eat the Passover?" And 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."'
" So the disciples did as Jesus had directed them; and they prepared
the Passover. When evening had come, He sat down with the twelve. 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?" He answered
and said, "He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray
Me. "The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but
woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been
good for that man if he had not been born." Then Judas, who was
betraying Him, answered and said, "Rabbi, is it I?" He said
to him, "You have said it."
Good relationships are built on trust. Betrayal can break this basis
of trust and makes it difficult to rebuild a relationship. It is not
impossible to restore a relationship, however, it is always difficult
to forget an act of betrayal which has taken place. People are well-known
for betraying one another, and they even betray the Lord; however, God
has promised that He will never betray His people. Already since thousands
of years, He has kept His promises and He will not change on this matter.
That is great news!
Thank the Lord for this truth, and think about how you can continue
to keep any form of betrayal out of your life. jk