The Future Is As Bright As The Promises Of God

“Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray Him unto them.” Luke 22:3-4 (KJV)
In these verses from Luke’s Gospel we find two of the saddest words in the Bible. Judas Iscariot had walked and talked with Jesus, had witnessed His mighty miracles, had been present when He taught. Yet after all that he had experienced in his association with the Lord, we read in this passage that he went “his way“–the way that led him to destruction and eternal damnation. “His way” was the way to personal fame–he followed Jesus for the glamor of it. He must have been an unusual person, for he was elected secretary and treasurer of the disciple band and he carried the money. “His way” was the way of greed and personal advancement. When Mary anointed the feet of Jesus with costly perfume, Judas protested. He said, “Why was this perfume not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” But he really did not care for the poor; he simply wanted more money in the bag so that he would have more to steal (John 12:1-6). “His way” was the way of death: “There is a way which seems right to man, but its end is the way of death.” (Prov. 14:12). The only right way is to walk with Jesus; He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. No man comes to the Father but by Him (John 14:6).

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Comments on: "Two Of The Saddest Words" (5)

  1. atimetoshare said:

    Doing it “my way” is being encouraged so much today in secular society. Thanks for reminding us that our way should be “his way.”

  2. Great insight. I never thought before about those words in that way. Our way, though, is the way of death. How sad that often we choose, like Judas and some of the others saw only waste in Mary’s great gift to the Lord. The right way is to give everything over to the Lord! Thanks for this good word, Redbird!

  3. Definitely this was not revealed to you by flesh and blood but by the Holy Spirit.

  4. Reblogged this on The Better Direction and commented:
    Your way or God’s way

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