Saturday, August 18, 2018

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If an enemy were insulting me,
I could endure it;
if a foe were rising against me,
I could hide.
13 But it is you, a man like myself,
my companion, my close friend,
14 with whom I once enjoyed sweet fellowship
at the house of God,
as we walked about
among the worshipers.

Psalm 55:12-14

 

The knife came seemingly out of nowhere, cutting you to the quicBetrayal.

Most of us have a story of back-stabbing hidden away in a dark closet in our hearts, a memory too painful to pull out and look at regularly. Perhaps it is one specific, defining slice, or maybe it has been a silent withdrawal of a friendship once held dear.

Jesus knows firsthand your pain. He was betrayed by one of the twelve he hand-picked to be his disciples. Why? Was it worth the day’s wage he received as payment?

According to Luke 22 Satan entered Judas just before he turned his back on our Lord. Greed, selfish-ambition, pride, anger, and pain can drive all kinds of regretful behavior. No matter the cause, isn’t it good to know you are in good company, not alone, enduring this sell-out? He is with you. He took all that suffering to the cross and then rose to overcome it.

Is there a hurt you need to leave at the cross today?

 

 

 

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