The Exchange 

Blog fam! I pray all is well with each of you! Most of us have at least one friend we can be totally transparent with. They know some of our deepest and darkest secrets. Some of the time it’s because they were along for the ride. What would happen if that friend whom you trust betrayed it? You wake up to 50 text messages and 230 Facebook notifications all letting you know that the cat is out of the bag. Those secret moments are now out for the world to see. We would then consider that friend to be a Judas. Matthew‬ ‭26:14-16 says, 

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests, And said unto them, What will ye give me, and I will deliver him unto you? And they covenanted with him for thirty pieces of silver. And from that time he sought opportunity to betray him. 

Judas was there throughout the ministry of Jesus. He had a front row seat when Jesus blessed the two fish and five loaves of bread that fed 5,000 men; yet he still betrayed his friend Jesus. Why? His greed took over. Aren’t we like Judas at times?! Our greed or lust overtakes us. We kiss Jesus with our words of adoration Sunday after Sunday only to sell him out when lust creeps on the scene. One of my friends said something that I’m going to use and tweak. Once we really fall in love with Jesus, we won’t have to worry about giving in to sin. We will keep His commandments because we understand the price that he paid for us. My challenge to you as well as myself is to be the friend to Jesus that he is to us.