“Then Satan entered Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve apostles. Judas went to the chief priests and the temple guards and discussed with them how he could betray Yeshua. They were pleased and agreed to give him some money…Yeshua said to him, ‘Judas, do you intend to betray the Son of Man with a kiss?’” (Luke 22:3-5, 48)
A friend that Jesus knew and trusted betrayed him and was instrumental in His crucifixion. Judas used his friendship with Jesus and Jesus’ love for him for personal gain and profit. He conspired with Jesus’ enemies to destroy him.
Unlike Jesus, we may not know who our betrayer is. However, as a Christian, we should be prepared to be betrayed and to suffer at the hands of those whom we love and trust.
If our Lord and Savior was betrayed by his friend and follower, we will be also.