I’m a bit like Judas…

I’ve read the story about Mary wiping Jesus’ feet with the expensive oils many times. But it was only recently that I realised Judas’ role in this. When Judas complains about the supposed waste of the expensive oils, John 12:6 tells us that the reason that he complained was because if the oil was sold for money, the money would have gone in to a box that Judas was meant to take care of, but actually stole money from.

One thing that shocked me was that Judas was still a thief whilst being a disciple of Christ. I knew that he betrayed Christ with a kiss but I used to think that his involvement in the plot to kill Him was shocking because he used to seem like such a good guy. Imagine! A thief was walking with Christ. The craziest thing about it is that He knew that a thief was with Him but He did not tell Him to go away. He did not banish Him. What a merciful God!

You see, I’m a bit like Judas. Undeserving of God’s grace. A disciple who sins. I have been given the privilege to get to know Him yet at times that isn’t enough. I have been given the privilege to serve Him yet I find other things to do with my time. I have been promised a reward in Heaven, yet I try and get it now.

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3 Comments Add yours

  1. trotter387 says:

    Judas wasn’t just a thief – his course of action demonstrated that he rejected the evidence that Holy Spirit was at work in Jesus and that God had provided the Messiah.

    The theft could have been dealt with but the betrayal was a conscious decision and a rejection of Jesus and his Father Jehovah.

    Now we all sin as you say but we don’t reject the evidence of Holy Spirit in action through Jesus. Each when we pray for forgiveness and then work in harmony with that prayer we prove we are nothing like Judas or Adam or Satan the Devil.

    Do not feel sorry for Judas he chose his course and settled his account. Remember those living at the presence of Jesus in this time will offer the same accounting. So walk as Peter did would also denied Jesus that night but repented and walked on in truth and light.

    1. Thank you for reading and taking the time to comment. I definitely agree with what you wrote.
      But that is why I wrote ‘a bit like,’ I think that it is vital for us to see how and where they went wrong. Adam, Satan and Judas were all once followers of God like us. So in order for me to live like Christ or Peter or in line with God’s will for me, I also have to know what not to do.

      God bless

  2. ziggy34 says:

    Very thought provoking and insightful reflection. Was a real pleasure to read 🙂

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