Matthew 26:16

Viewing and Handling Possessions

He began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus.

One of the saddest stories in the entire Bible is Judas’ betrayal of Jesus. Judas’ fallen nature got the best of him and right after Judas left the Passover meal with Jesus and the disciples Matthew 26:16 tells us, He began looking for a good opportunity to betray Jesus (NASB1995). We simply cannot fathom what twisted reasoning Judas must have concocted to conclude that he would be better served by trading his relationship with the Master for a pocket full of silver coins. But here is a sobering question each of us needs to ask, “Could this same kind of warped thinking also be living in me? Have I ever betrayed Jesus for money?” Maybe, just maybe, there is a lot more of Judas in each of us than we would ever like to admit. Think about it.