Some refer to today as “Spy Wednesday”, a day on which is highlighted Judas’ betrayal of Jesus.
Judas was one of the twelve apostles, specifically and personally chosen by Jesus. He spent three years living intimately with Jesus and sharing in His life and ministry. What happened? How did he come to betray Jesus? Did he realize at least at some level that greed was creeping into his life? Did it start small and grow to be all consuming? How different things would have been had Judas sought help early on!
Do I sometimes recognize that I am veering off center in my following Jesus, and rather than seek His help, convince myself that I can correct things on my own? Do I rely on my own power? Jesus stands ready to help me in my need if I but come to Him. After all, He is called Savior for a reason. May I humbly acknowledge my need for Jesus today.