Judas Iscariot had an enviable position, for not only did he walk closely with Jesus Christ, but also, he was the disciples’ treasurer. To some, this ‘prestigious status’ could have been seen as a mark of trust placed in him by the Lord; as well as the followers of Christ. It is at the last supper of Jesus Christ with his disciples that the identity of the betrayer is revealed to be Judas Iscariot. The Lord Jesus Christ says, “I have come into the world as a light, so that no one who believes in me should stay in darkness.” John 12:46.
The downfall of Judas Iscariot has a key lesson for Christians. Before the eyes of men; Judas Iscariot was a good man and blanketed under the righteous men. Didn’t he walk with that good and righteous man, Jesus Christ? But, God who sees the heart of man knew the state of Judas’s heart …full of darkness. Judas shows concern for the needy, yet he is looking out for his self-interest as he had a tendency to help himself to the treasurer’s bag John 12:1-10. Judas Iscariot chose to be a fertile ground for the devil’s workshop. The devil prompted and entered Judas Iscariot to do his bidding John 13:2,27.
At the point when Jesus Christ washed the feet of the disciples, he also washed the feet of Judas Iscariot. Nonetheless, the Lord mentioned to the disciples at that time ‘…..And you are clean, though not every one of you. For he knew who was going to betray him, and that was why he said not everyone was clean.’
Many Christians have taken comfort in being 50/50 in their walk with the Lord Jesus Christ. However, just as day and night cannot co-exist, likewise light and darkness cannot live together. When one walks honestly before God, ‘the Light of this World’ Jesus Christ acts as a shield to ward off darkness from our hearts.
The battle of the righteous begins in one’s heart and mind; for as you think so are you.
“Above all else, guard your heart for everything you do flows from it” Proverbs 4:23.