Feb 19, 2010

Root of Compromise: Judas Iscariot

All of us have good reasons why we do things. These reasons even sound good to us when others remind us that they really are not that good. It is not often that we see the stupidity behind our decisions, and it is even less often that we realize their stupidity before they do significant damage to someone else. Worse yet, that we sin against the Lord Jesus Christ.
Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, "What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?" And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.
(Mat 26:14-16 ESV)
"The root of compromise is often a consideration of personal reputation."

What do you suppose Judas could have possibly done with thirty pieces of silver? Maybe he was looking to buy just a little more comfort for himself?


Mrs. Parunak said...

Amen! This is so true.

Rachel said...

Since betrayal involves aiding the enemy, it seems to follow that disobeying the Lord's commands and contributing to the evil in the world in the name of self benefit would place some one on the same level as Judas Iscariot.

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