Judas' Kiss


Judas left the fellowship of the twelve apostles after the anointing in Bethany and arranged to betray Jesus for 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 26:14-15). But when they met again at the last supper, there he was! Near enough to dip in the Savior's cup.

When our family read this for devotions last night I was angry at the absolute wickedness of Judas coming back to eat Passover with the one he had just sold.

I said to my daughter, evidently with more emotion than she was used to, "That is utterly wicked!"

She said, "What is so wicked?"

I said: "What if I went out tonight and arranged for a cruel man to kill you on the way to school tomorrow morning? That would be horrible. But then would it not be wicked to high heaven if I came home, after arranging for your murder, and had devotions with you and prayed with you?"

She was shaken.Small wonder that Jesus said, "It would have been better for that man if he had not been born" (Matthew 26:24).
John Piper
By the way, here's Petra's "Judas' Kiss"

Comments

Anonymous said…
Thank You Lord for your Blessings this Easter! He gave his only begotten son so give us Life!
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Anonymous said…
How many of us do the 'Judas' Kiss' to others on a daily basis? We worship with someone, do the friendly hug and act like we care. Then we take the first chance we get to 'murder' them with unkind gossip/action behind their backs.

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