Thursday, April 2, 2015


"For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, that the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread."  1 Corinthians 11:23

One of Jesus' own "disciples/followers" betrayed Him for thirty pieces of silver-- Judas.  Judas was a follower in presence only, but not a follower from his heart. 

Many are "following" Jesus in "presence" only.  They're present in church on Sunday morning.  They even sing in the choir.  They post something about Him every once and a while on their Facebook wall.  They profess to know Him.  They say they are a Christian.  But it is only with their presence and lips-- not their heart.  "Ye hypocrites, well did Esaias prophesy of you, saying, This people draweth nigh unto me with their mouth, and honoureth me with their lips; but their heart is far from me." (Matthew 15:7,8)  

Is this you?  Are you a Christian in name only?  Do you have the appearance of following Jesus?  Do you "talk" about Him, but not "know" Him personally, intimately?  Do you show up for "roll call" but in presence only?  Or are you betraying Him by saying one thing but doing another?  Are you betraying Him through continuing to live a lifestyle of sin while professing to "follow" Him?

Judas' heart was set on riches and money.  They had his heart-- not Jesus.  He broke the first commandment to love God with all your heart, soul, strength and mind.  What is your heart set on?  What is your heart following after?  If your heart is divided between Jesus and other things; if other things come ahead of Him in your life; if you desire something else more than you do Him yet you are professing to be one of His followers... then you are betraying Him.

Have a great day.  Jesus was betrayed by one who professed to be His follower. Does that sound like you?

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