11-4-2016 A Worthless Life

“The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had not been born” (Matthew 26:24 NKJV).  Jesus had stopped the Sadducees with: “You are mistaken, not knowing the Scriptures nor the power of God” (Matthew 22:29 NKJV).  Jesus condemned the willful hypocrisy of the Pharisees with: “Serpents, brood of vipers! How can you escape the condemnation of hell?” (Matthew 23:33 NKJV).  But only of the betrayer, Judas Iscariot, did Jesus say, his life amounted to absolutely nothing!  Betrayal is the sin that made Judas’ life worthless.  When Jesus’ enemies came for Him, “Judas, who betrayed Him, also stood with them” (John 18:5 NKJV).  A betrayer has sided with enemies, not friends or family!

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

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