Without boring you with the Theology of Judas, I just want to share something fundamental about him.
So this dude betrays Jesus, gets paid for it, realises it was a bad idea then takes his own life.. PAUSE…….
I actually feel bad for Judas. The guy gave in to his flesh (like so many of us) then couldn’t face life and decided to take it. The Bible says in verse 5 “… and went and hanged himself”. We don’t know what was the time period between him giving back the money and the hanging.
What was significant for me is that Judas did repent (verse 3). Be careful of condemning those who repented. I also preach this to myself.
It’s easier to condemn than to understand and show compassion. I’m not saying embrace the Judas’ of this planet. Like there are some people I believe would be better off with their Creator. Don’t judge me. Pray for me.
What I’m saying is know that God doesn’t see people as you do. Like how else could God use Saul turned Paul? How could God use Moses the killer? Use Tamar the harlot? Use David the adulterer and killer? Use Joshua the panic dude (Joshua had to be told quite a lot to “have courage”) etc…
I know what it’s like to be discriminated against, used, marginalised and judged. Yet, God calls me Beloved. Took me a while to trust how He sees me compared to how people see me. Till today there are people wondering “how could God work through her??😄)
So Judas betrayed our Saviour who was God in the flesh. My question is, how many people have you betrayed? No they were not Jesus, but they are created in God’s image…
Salvation is not easy guys, yet we keep at it till the day of Christ. I glory in my pain cos I know it’s not in vain. I praise Him through my discomfort cos I have seen Him do the impossible. I talk to Him cos even though people don’t treat me right He calls me Beloved.
Oh please would you just go to Him? Just say “Jesus, I need you. I believe you died on the cross for my sins. You are the Son of God. Show me the way”.
Trick is you need to mean it. The way to the Father is THROUGH Jesus. Call Him and repent of whatever it is. He always picks up❤ Trust me, I know.
Guys I have survived stuff that would make Mufasa (Lion King) and Morphius (Matrix) cringe😄 Only because He LOVES me – a sinner just tryna do His will but sometimes falls.
Judas repented. Look up the definition of repentance and tell me we won’t meet this dude in heaven?
Be blessed always 🌸