Matthew 26:31 Jesus told them, “Tonight all of you will desert Me. For the Scriptures say, ‘God will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.’
Betrayal; The sin of Judas, has been despised by millions, since the day when he sold Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Perhaps it of little or no relevance that many have sold Jesus for far less and some for much more. Judas chose deliberately, yet immediately the act was completed misery overcame him. Self-condemnation, resolve to try and make amends, remorse, ridding himself of the blood-money, confession and tears could not alleviate the torment he experienced.
The Gospel of John states (v 13:3) Jesus knew that the Father had given Him authority over everything and that He had come from God and would return to God. Jesus knew what was going to happen. He knew Judas was going to turn his back on Him and dismiss the benefits of following Him as invalid. By personal decision, Judas distanced himself from the Son of God, the Saviour of mankind and he did it in the darkness of night. Always night for the soul that repudiates renounces and refuses Jesus Christ as ‘The One True Higher Power.’
Judas is not a role model to emulate. each of us has to face up to the question asked by Pilate Matthew 27:22 “What should I do with Jesus who is called the Messiah?” A verdict is required; each of us as individuals must decide an answer. Do we dare be uncaring of Jesus the Christ? Or should we desire to be caring of Him? If the answer is yes we need to make an immediate start.