Scripture:

Matthew 26: 14-16
14 Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests 15 and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. 16 And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.

Observation:

A disciple who had been with him for years had a moment of loving the world and what it offered rather than loving the God that had called him out.

Application:

I tell you this is huge for me this morning. What am i pursuing? What is my calling and what do I pursue to confirm that or reject that? It is so easy to get caught up in the world and what the world can offer us and turn away from our God because we have seen how shiny and attractive something looks. Judas betrayed his Lord and savior for thirty pieces of silver, that in his regret and shame he lost every bit of it as he lost his life.

A couple of things for me:

-Don’t forsake calling or passion for the things of the world.
-Don’t lose sight of who is in control of my life and whom I will give an account to one day.
-Nothing is more valuable than the presence of my savior, no money or anything.

Prayer:

Father forgive me for my sin of which you know what they are. Reveal the wickedness in my that I may repent and walk in holiness and love in your spirit.