Perhaps you’ve had the awful experience of being betrayed by a friend. It’s so painful. You believe you can trust someone and then you can’t. David understood it.
He wrote, “Even my close friend, someone I trusted, one who shared my bread, has turnedagainst me. But may you have mercy on me, Lord; raise me up, that I may repay them.I know that you are pleased with me, for my enemy does not triumph over me.” Psalm 41:9-11
Betrayal is terrible. I know, I’ve experienced it.
But Jesus understands it too. His close friend, one who walked with him for three years, who shared bread, who experienced the miracles, who saw the kindness and compassion of Jesus, betrayed Him. He sold Him out for thirty pieces of silver. Judas traded the Savior for money. He gave up eternity with the Lord for a handful of coins and eternity is a very long time to regret a decision.
As I examine my own life, is there any area where I am betraying Jesus? Am I selling Him out for money, or popularity, or power?
Lord, search my heart. Is there any place where I am selling You out? Am I betraying you in any way? I want to be a faithful follower. Help me.