If you were Judas, will you betray Jesus?
July 29, 2010 3:51am CST
While we cannot be absolutely certain why Judas betrayed Jesus, some things are certain. First, although judas was chosen to be one of the twelve, all scriptural evidence points to the fact that he never believed Jesus to be God. He even may not have been convinced that Jesus was the messiah. Unlike the other discples that called Jesus "lord", Judas never used this title for Jesus and instead called him "Rabbi," which acknowledged Jesus as nothing more than a teacher. Second, judas not only lacked faith in Christ, but he also had little or no personal relationship with Jesus. when the synoptic gospels list the twelve, they are always listed in the same general order with slight variations. The general order is believed to indicate the relative closeness of their personal relationship with Jesus. despite the variations, Peter and the brothers James and John are always listed first, which is Judas is always listed last, which may indicate his relative lack of a personal relationship with Christ. Third, Judas ws consumed with greed to the point of betraying the trust of not only Jesus, but also his fellow discples. Judas may have desired to follow Jesus simply because he saw the great following and believed he could profit from collections taken for the group. the fact that Judas was in charge of the moneybag for the group would indicate his interest in money.
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30 Jul 10
In a way many people are like Judas, they exchange Jesus for money. Their actions may be subtle as compared to that of Judas but there are times whether they accept it or not they are betraying God all because of money. Now if I were to answer your question, "If you were Judas, will you betray Jesus?" Then may answer would be Yes because I was Judas but the good thing is that I am not Judas and hence I will do all my best to love God above all things so that I could never betray Him just for some piece of silver or even for all the riches of this world. As one beautiful song goes: "I'd rather have Jesus than anything, this world could ever give."