Matthew 26:47-75

Judas betrayed his Lord willingly, with a kiss. He deliberately betrayed Jesus, while pretending to be His disciple. Can we do that? In a way, I think that we can and do. When we call ourselves disciples and yet willingly and willfully do something that we know is sinful, aren’t we betraying Jesus with a kiss?

Or perhaps we are like Peter. Do we hide whose we are because of fear? Fear that we might lose a relationship, a profit, a promotion, or stature?

The call is to be faithful. To stand firm. To be bold. To remain committed. It’s insightful that here Jesus fully reveals Himself to the religious authorities, through both their words and His own. He is the Christ! He is the Son of God! He is the Son of Man who will come on the clouds! Which means He is the Savior, the one who has the power to judge and the power to forgive, and He will be the one that we have to answer to at the end of the age. How can we be so sure? Because the temple of His body was destroyed, but it was raised again after three days! With all that He has done, with all that He has fulfilled, with all that He is, how can we betray Him?

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