Thursday, April 11, 2013

J is for Judas Iscariot



J is for Judas Iscariot

You may wonder over the selection of this word for the day.

And you may ask: 

Why this!

‘You should have selected many other good people’s name or place for the days’ write-up.

Why didn't you instead select ‘J’ is for Jesus’ ?

Ok a good question, I appreciate your concern.

Yes, I would have done that but, then I thought.

Oh My God! About my Lord. 

Of course much has been written about Him, and ha yes, no other person on earth have been discussed, debated or written as Jesus.

So, let me talk a bit about this person called Judas,

Yes, as we all know he is the apostle who betrayed Jesus Christ.  All the four gospels talks about this traitor.   Yes he received 30 pieces of silver for betraying Jesus Christ.  He betrayed Jesus Christ in a very diplomatic way, he kissed him and betrayed.  The person who so closely moved with his Lord betrayed him just for few pieces of silver, yes his greed for money along with satan’s influences forced him to do the most awkward and thankless act ever did in the history.

Knowing Judas’s act Jesus’ other disciples and close associates all shocked and condemned him.  What a pathetic fall of a fellow being all of them thought.

Judas probably never thought of doing such an act against his Master, but the doubt in him created by satan developed and ultimately led him to take such a cruel step.  Small doubts led him to the bigger ones and lastly to his peril.

The best way to clear your doubts on someone else or something else, approach the Word of God, that is the best cure for your doubts.  Devil will make his all attempt to deviate your attention from the Word of God.  So be attentive or diligent in your thoughts and actions.  Fill your mind with His love and truth and do not leave any room for satan to enter in.  Keep busy with godly activities or for God’s work. 

The same is the case with many of the believers, the doubt slowly enter into their heart and that goes into others mind and division and disagreement and bigger doubts form in and ultimately reach a stage of backsliding, and then  sorrow pain and even death of the spiritual and physical man takes place. (here in the case of Judas, physical death happened).

So, note that the same satan who trapped Judas is still on his job to trap Jesus’ followers.

Let Judas’s life be a good lesson for us today.

Let the doubts be cleared by spending time in the presence of God by prayer and reading and meditating the Word of God.

May God help you.