"Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself. " - Matthew 27:5
We can learn a lot from Judas, the infamous man who betrayed Jesus. Who at the end of it all wasn't even satisfied with what he did, so he went and hung himself on a tree. Judas is a picture of how the world can feel bad or sorry about something yet lack godly repentance and works of obedience to show for it. If feeling sorry for sinning isn't followed by heartfelt repentance and reconciliation with God it remains just that feeling sorry for yourself. Judas like many today are too hung up on themselves, instead of looking to the One who hung on the tree for the sins of the world. Likewise we mustn't get hung up on things, but we must look to the cross and to the Savior who willingly hung for our sins. When we blame Jesus, His disciples, or our actions instead of dealing with the situation at hand we are getting all hung up on ourselves. We must be the opposite of Judas; instead of throwing down something we must carry our cross, instead of running away we must draw near to the Lord, and instead of feeling sorry and getting hung up on ourselves, we must be grateful for and look to Christ who has already hung for us.
- WHEN HAVE YOU FELT LIKE CALLING IT QUITS? WHAT WERE YOU CONCERNED WITH MORE YOURSELF OR JESUS?
- "True humility is not thinking less of yourself; it is thinking of yourself less." - C.S. Lewis