Trust can take years to build,
but only a second to break.
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.
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
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.
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.
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,
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
When we trust,
we tend to think that our trust in another
defines all of their future actions.
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.
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.
what is happening without denial.
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.
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."
“…in all things He had to be made like His brethren,
that He might be a merciful and faithful High Priest.”
When we put our trust in God
we will never be betrayed.
AND GOD ALONE.