Betrayal is one of life's
Betrayal is an act of double crossing an ally,
a family member, a friend, or an associate. The
sting of betrayal can be dreadfully agonizing and
become so embedded in our subconscious mind...
that the betrayal may become too difficult to
Betrayal is therefore pain...
and also a profound education.
Sometimes betrayals can be a
blessing in disguise. It can be
that rude awakening that we so
Maybe that’s the mind-boggling thing
about betrayal, right?
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.
Judas Iscariot, was, according to the New Testament,
one of the twelve original disciples of Jesus. 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.
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.
By breaking the bottle, the woman with the
alabaster jar was honoring Jesus by anointing
Him with oil, with something that was valuable
to her. It was the best she had to offer and she
willingly poured it out as an act of worship.
Judas Iscariot is best known for his role in
betraying Jesus into the hands of the chief
for thirty pieces of silver.
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
A fraudulent intent, however carefully concealed
at the outset, will generally, in the end, betray itself.
Someone who betrays others is
commonly called a traitor or
The more trusting the relationship,
the more devastating the betrayal.
When we trust, we tend to think that our trust
in another defines all of their future actions.
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.
We must tune in to our own intuitions...
turning within to see what is true and false
in any dynamic.
If we put our trust in another because they
said all the right things, and seemed to do
all the right things...
we may be headed...
for a rude awakening.
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."
When we put our trust in God...
we will never be betrayed.
God is worthy to be praised,
honored, and trusted... 100%.
AND GOD ALONE.