Betrayal

 

Trust can take years to build,

but only a second to break.

~ Anonymous

 

Betrayal is the vindictive violation of trust;

it can come as a rude awakening.

 

There can be no deeper hurt and insult than when one is

betrayed and wounded by the very ones who profess to be a

true, tried and trusted sister, brother or friend.

It is hard enough when one is attacked and conspired

against by the enemy and the world, but when the fiery

arrows come from those whom we love and have bared our

soul to... the hurt becomes magnified.

 

Luke 6:22-23New Living Translation (NLT)


22 What blessings await you when people hate you and exclude you

and mock you and curse you as evil because you follow the Son of Man.

23 When that happens, be happy! Yes, leap for joy!

For a great reward awaits you in heaven.

And remember, their ancestors treated the ancient prophets that same way.

 

~ The underlying problem with many Backstabbers
 
is a lack of self-esteem

~Les Parrott
 
 
 Jesus knew what betrayal felt like.
 
As Jesus stood before Pilate,
 
the very people He had helped, healed, fed
 
and encouraged cried...
 
 
 
"Crucify Him."
 
The very ones He
 
blessed became His enemies.

 

Judas Iscariot, was, according to the New Testament,

one of the twelve original disciples of Jesus.

He was given the job of treasury but he was secretly a thief.

Jesus put Judas in charge of the very thing that would

give either wings to his hearts corruption or for his

repentance, money.

 It was Judas who showed what was in his heart when he

complained about the oil poured over Jesus preparing him

for His burial. Judas Iscariot is best known for his role in

betraying Jesus into the hands of the chief priests for thirty

pieces of silver.  


Judas was with Jesus all the time. He witnessed all the mighty works that Jesus did,

and heard all that Jesus said in private as well as in public.

Jesus was betrayed into the hands of His enemies by Judas

and deserted by all the rest.


 

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When Judas saw that Jesus was condemned,

he felt remorse, and took the thirty pieces of

silver back to the chief priests and elders, saying, "I have

sinned in that I betrayed innocent blood."

 

 

He threw down the pieces of silver in the sanctuary.

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He went away and hanged himself.

 

Love for Enemies


27 “But to you who are willing to listen, I say,

love your enemies!

Do good to those who hate you.

28 Bless those who curse you.

Pray for those who hurt you. 

 

 A fraudulent intent,

however carefully concealed

at the outset,

will generally, in the end,

betray itself.

Titus Liviuis



Often betrayal is the act of supporting a rival group,

or it is a complete break from previously decided upon

or presumed norms by one party from the others.


 

Someone who betrays others

is commonly called a

traitor or betrayer.


 

Betrayal is one of life's

hardest blows.

 

 When we trust,

we tend to think that our trust in another

defines all of their future actions.



believing they have to have perfect order

to eliminate any threat to their power.

~Les Parrott 

 Betrayal (or backstabbing) is the breaking or violation of

a presumptive social contract, trust, or confidence that

produces moral and psychological conflict within a

relationship amongst individuals, between organizations or

between individuals and organizations.

Espionage, for the most part, involves finding a person

who knows something or has something that you can

induce them secretly to give to you. That almost always

involves a betrayal of trust.

Aldrich Ames

 

Trust is the most vulnerable state of being.

When we give it away...

all our weaknesses are exposed

to those who it has been given.
 

Betrayal is acting in contradiction to a prior agreement.

An act of double crossing an ally, a friend, or an associate.

 

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We are not obligated to trust
 
those that we love.
 
And we are not obligated to
 
trust someone just because
 
other people do.
 
 
 
 
 
We must trust our own gut feelings. Trust our ability to see

what is happening without denial.

 

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 We must tune in to our own intuitions and feelings

in order to see what is true and false in a dynamic.

If we put our trust in a another

because they said all the right things,

and seemed to do all the right things...

we may be headed for a rude awakening.

 

 

 Every time God convicts us to do one thing and we refuse,

we betray Him. 

 

Loyalty is when trust is given

and is never, ever betrayed.

 

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Loyal till the very end -

This canine makes the old saying true:
 
dogs are man’s best friend.
 
 
 
 

Cross Of Christ

Jesus knows what it feels like to be betrayed.

He knows the feeling of support falling away.

He is all too acquainted with having the very

ones who should stand up for Him to shrink

back and turn against Him.

 What a comfort to know that Jesus knows

exactly how it feels. Not only is He touched

by our feelings of betrayal, but...

"He is that Friend

who sticks closer than a brother."

Proverbs 18:24

“…in all things He had to be made like His brethren,

that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest.”

Hebrews 2:17

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When we put our trust in God

we will never be betrayed.

 

TRUST GOD

AND GOD ALONE.

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