Friday, June 29, 2007

The Kiss from Hell

But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" Luke 22:48

Ever wonder why Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss? Why didn't he just point him out to the garrison that came to seize Him? Why a kiss? It's because Judas was a hypocrit extraordinaire. He wanted to appear all good, holy, spiritual on the outside but yet on the inside he was rotton to the core. Here he is giving the Lord a kiss as if to say...oh I love you sooooo much Lord! All the while in his conscience he's saying...if you only knew I sold you out for a pile of money! As bad as this seems, Judas is not unusual. He's a man just like I'm a man. He succumbed to the sin of greed. Filthy lucre. We do the same thing. I do the same thing. Heck, sometimes some of the best fights or fits of outrage come during the ride to church! Once there, it's 'hello brothers! Praise the Lord!' The key is, when we recognize this scenario in our own lives, it's time to stop, get on our knees and repent. It's time to get right.

Further, when we volitionally divulge in sin, we are partnering with Satan to accomplish his purposes. What are his purposes? To tear us down and to destroy us. To rip apart our families. Don't partner with Satan. Line yourself up with God and His will for you and life will go much better for you. Godspeed.

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