Hope or Despair; Life or Death

“Then, when Judas, his betrayer, saw that he was condemned, he had second thoughts and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders saying, ‘I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.’ But they said, ‘What is that to us? Look to yourself.’” (Matthew 27:3-4)   In the flow of things, this… Read More

Honesty, Humility, and Grace

“And he went out and wept bitterly.” (Luke 22:62)   Though it has already been mentioned, Peter’s reaction to his sin is worth dwelling on for a moment longer. How great the contrast is between Peter and Judas. Both committed great sins against their master and both grieved deeply as a result of their sins.… Read More

Faithfulness that Convicts (Luke 22:39; John 18:2)

“And coming out, he went, as was habit, to the Mount of Olives and the disciples also followed him there.” (Luke 22:39) “And Judas, the one delivering him over, knew the place, because Jesus would often be gathered together with his disciples there.” (John 18:2) “As was his habit.” What a wonderful picture of the… Read More