We may be quick to vilify Judas, the infamous Betrayer. But, what would you have done as Jesus’ leadership seemed to falter and it looked like you might be about to go down with the ship?
Scriptures: First Lesson: 2 Samuel 15:1-12; Second Lesson: Colossians 3:5-14
Sermon Text: Mark 14:10-11; John 12:1-8
My Next Steps
Question to Ponder: If you were working for the devil, what custom designed “opportunity” would you craft to lead to your own spiritual downfall?
Treasure to Share: “[God] is patient with you, not wanting anyone to perish, but everyone to come to repentance” (2 Peter 3:9b).
Action to Take: What answer did you come up with for the Question to Ponder? Pray about that area of your life. Ask God for wisdom to identify the trap and the strength to resist the temptations when you face them.
In addition, Christians will want to put wise checks and balances into their life. What does this need to look like in your life? Talk about this openly and honestly with a trusted Christian friend who knows you well and has your back.