Jesus is betrayed by a friend – A walk through Holy Week part 6

Have you ever been betrayed by a friend or family member? Even a broken promise hurts. Someone you trust does something that is totally opposite their character – or so you thought. 
That’s what happened to Jesus – and He knew what was going to happen.
When Jesus had finished saying all these things [Signs of the End of Days], he said to his disciples, “As you know, the Passover is two days away—and the Son of Man will be handed over to be crucified.”

Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him. “But not during the Feast,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.” ~Matthew 26:1-5
That night, Jesus and His disciples were at the home of a follower, a woman came in and poured some expensive perfume on Jesus’ head. His disciples quickly commented:
“Why this waste?” they asked. “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”

Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing to me. The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”~Matthew 26:8-13 
Jesus is betrayed by Judas with a kissJudas Iscariot
Judas – the name in modern day is associated with a traitor. Judas was the disciples’ treasurer – he carried the disciples money bag – and he was greedy. He sold Jesus out for 30 pieces of silver. He went to the chief priests and asked them,”What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” (Matthew 26:14)
(Note: the Gospel of John has Judas making the comment of the expensive perfume, also indicating that he used to help himself to what was put into the money bag. (John 12:4-6 )
During the Last Supper, Jesus accuses Judas.

When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. And while they were eating, he said, “I tell you the truth, one of you will betray me.

They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely not I, Lord?”

Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me. The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.”

Then Judas, the one who would betray him, said, “Surely not I, Rabbi?” 

Jesus answered, “Yes, it is you.” ~Matthew 26:20-25

Next Time: Jesus humbles himself

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