I was just thinking about Jesus and how he handled the betrayal of a friend. That seems like an oxymoron, but only a friend can betray you. Not a strangers or an acquaintance. Only a friend.
The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born. Then Judas, which betrayed him, answered and said, Master, is it I? He said unto him, Thou hast said.
Matthew 26:24-25 KJV
He let him know that he knew it too when he replied, “Thou hast said.” Busted! The answer was in the question! Boom!
I don’t see how he did it.
And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be sorrowful and very heavy. Matthew 26:37 KJV
He knew it was coming. He felt it. You can feel when somebody is plotting against you. You can feel it before you see it. It’s cuts like a knife to the gut. You’ve poured so much of you. Then they stab you?! Come on man! That hurts.
I don’t know how he did it, I really don’t.
Rise, let us be going: behold, he is at hand that doth betray me.
Matthew 26:46 KJV
But, he let it go, and went through with it anyway. *paraphrasing* “Come on let’s go; let’s just get this over with.”
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people. Matthew 26:47 KJV
Why you need all this entourage Judas? Huh?! Guilt? He knew he was wrong. Trying to camouflage his role in the set-up. Betrayals come with a lot of fluff. Have you noticed that? Watch it.
And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him. Matthew 26:50 KJV
AND he calls him friend! This man set Jesus up, and He calls him friend?! I know He knew it was coming. And yes He understood why He came. But that doesn’t make it any less painful. It still hurts.
I don’t know how he did it. I really don’t. Cold blood, shed for you, and for me.
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