“Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand Him over.” Matthew 26:14-16
In Matthew 26, Judas betrayed The Lord Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Very often when we read this story, we condemn Judas. We wonder how he was able to do that. We judge him; we think that we are better and that we would have acted differently.
But when we look at our lives, do we not see signs of betrayal? If we break God’s Commandments for money, is that not betrayal? If we violate God’s Commandments to keep a position, honors, or relationships, is this not betrayal? It is important for us to be able to look at ourselves honestly in a mirror, to self-criticize ourselves in order to discern what we are doing wrong. And when we have committed sin, let us not hide it; let us not pretend not to have committed it as Judas did.
“The Son Of Man will go just as it is written about Him. But woe to that man who betrays The Son Of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”
Then Judas, the one who would betray Him, said, “Surely you don’t mean me, Rabbi?”
Jesus answered, “You have said so.”” Matthew 26: 24-25
The Lord sees all our acts and knows all our sins. Therefore, instead of hiding them, let us confess them to The Lord and repent. Let us abandon sin and change our conduct.