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11-3-2016 What Is Betrayal Like

Judas Iscariot is forevermore labeled as the “betrayer” of Jesus Christ.  After Jesus called him to be one of His twelve disciples, he “became a traitor (Luke 6:16 NKJV), who “was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it” (John 12:6 NKJV).  In Jesus’ final week before dying, Judas “went to the chief priests to betray Him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad, and promised to give him money. So he sought how he might conveniently betray Him” (Mark 14:10-11 NKJV).  After leading Jesus’ enemies to Him, he confessed “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood” (Matthew 27:4 NKJV).  “Betrayal” consisted of leading enemies to Jesus for personal gain, not truth and right. Whether he paid from his pocket or some “foundation,” good works could not cancel the need for repentance!

This is Johnny Polk, with “Words of Wisdom” brought to you by the Oneida church of Christ.

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