August 16, 2021

But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” And they began to question one another, which of them it could be who was going to do this. (Luke 22:21-23)

During Jesus’ last meal with His Disciples before His crucifixion, there sitting amongst them sharing in the same meal was Jesus’ betrayer Judas Iscariot (a Disciple as well). As I read about this particular event and pondered over the idea, a couple of questions came to mind: Did this person’s mannerisms, actions, and ways reflect that of a deceiver? Did this deceiver stick out as being different than the others sitting around the table? Judas’s outward behavior did not give him away in any way from the other believers. How could that be possible?

Friends, this brings to mind this question: When people observe us outside of our church environments, does our behavior (actions, words, and mannerisms) reflect that of ours’ while we are in church? Are they pleasing unto the Lord? As the question may step on a few toes, I must openly admit, it certainly does mine. Would you pray with me?

Father, may the words that come from of my mouth and the meditations of my heart be acceptable onto Your sight, O LORD, my rock, and my redeemer. Father, help me to walk the separated life with firm and brave steps, and to wrestle successfully against my weaknesses; Help me Lord, to adore, and magnify thee, with the music of heaven, and make me a perfume of praiseful gratitude to thee in all I do and say all the time, for I ask it in the Precious Name of Jesus, Amen.

God Bless and have a Blessed Day, Friends <><

 

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