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Betrayal

Have you ever been betrayed by a friend? Maybe you told them a secret, and they told someone. Or maybe your boyfriend was unfaithful. Remember the hurt you felt?

Jesus experienced the ultimate betrayal. Judas was one of the original twelve disciples. He followed Jesus around for three years. He saw every miracle: every blind person receive their sight, every leper healed, and every lame person walk. He even got to see people raised from the dead. And yet he still chose to betray Jesus for thirty pieces of silver and favor with the Pharisees. His greed for money and status overshadowed all the amazing things he saw and learned from Jesus and ultimately severed his relationship with Him.

As Christ followers, every time we choose to sin, it's like we are betraying Jesus. And that voice that is trying so hard to talk us out of making that bad choice is the Holy Spirit doing His best to keep us on the right path.
Unfortunately, we are imperfect as long as we are in this world. The more we listen to the Holy Spirit, though, the easier His voice is to hear, and the closer our relationship becomes with Jesus.

 

Reflect:

  • Have you ever been betrayed? How did it make you feel?
  • Have you ignored that voice in your head lately? How did you feel after?

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