Message: The betrayal of Jesus was necessary
for the plan, but it still had natural consequences on everyone involved.
Promise: Everyone who drinks of the blood will
confirm the covenant between God and his people.
Warning: “How terrible it will be for the one
who betrays him. It would be far better for that man if he were never born”.
Application: As I read about Judas’s plot and
betrayal I couldn’t help but think about how necessary it was for this to happen.
Even though God knew it would happen, and even though it was necessary there
were still consequences. Jesus warned ahead that it would be devastating to the
betrayer. This definitely proved to be true. In my head I heard the commonly
used quote “everything happens for a reason”. I personally hate that quote, but
what I believe to be true is that negative things happen in our lives. They
contribute to our growth and are necessary but they still very much carry the
weight of consequences. This was real for Judas and it’s real in our lives too.