Judas and King Saul in Modern times
In our lives, we often see others mistakes and wrongdoings against us.
We forget that they are human like us.
Many people had come to know the Lord Jesus Christ through the introduction of other people, maybe through friends, family, colleagues, classmates and some have met Jesus through good and difficult circumstances.
When time had come and the person had learned and gained strong faith, the testing of the attitude is at test. Most of the time, many are becoming proud of their achievements and they do things they Think are right for them and they might step on someone else’s toes or might have now noticed that they hurt someone.
It is said by a preacher named Joyce Meyer that the attitude confirms the altitude. amd its trie isnt it?
when the attitude is not at Peace and full of pride and self-center subjects, it creates tention and people around are uncomfortable. there will be a lot of compromises to do.
But Always remember that the elect can fall, we who also are elect in Jesus and in our faith we are all disciples are in subject to temptations and persecutions in all situation.
When someone near us, we loved so much and adore, we have put our trust and we lean on them.
Do not forget that it is written:
Psalm 118:8 ESV
It is better to take refuge in the Lord than to trust in man.
– when things go wrong, we get disappointed and dismayed, our expectations had brought us pain because the person near us had broked our heart. Stand up and understand! they are mere humans. do not forget yourself when times you did not knew God and you lean on your own understanding, and you also caused broken heart to someone else.
Do not be dismayed, take refuge in the Lord. Dial a Prayer to Him and He will give you the Comfort you need because God is in heaven and His righteousness is higher than we can imagine. Trust in the Lord, I do not mean we will not have trust in our fellow mankind, but what I mean is. do not put your expectations on people, do not put pressure on them and expect them to come as you want. Because they are human, understand that it means they are limited. They can’t fulfill what you expect them to do but trust the Lord that you will learn to accept them as they are. and when they fail right Before your Eyes, you are ready to be their encourager.
No matter how hurtful they have caused you, no matter how much they have disregard you, I am sure it is not their intention to do it against you. Because most of the time, things are done when people are not in their own mind. they are asleep while Eyes are wide awake…
So when those discouraging moment comes, DIAL A PRAYER!!
Micah 7:5 ESV
Put no trust in a neighbor; have no confidence in a friend; guard the doors of your mouth from her who lies in your arms;
-in our discouraging moments, we must be watchful that we will not fall into the pit of Death. You know that in tongue, there is Life and Death. So, even when we are angry and mad, disappointed and dismayed, Rebuke yourself,, I do that!! i Just look funny when I rebuke myself because I struggle so much and my face turns into wining. And I could just hear the Holy Spirit rewinds my mistake and give me the moment to get back and ask for forgiveness which my heart sometimes resist.
You know? I have the Words like ” why would I forgive her or him? and I most of the time have a lot of tears and drowning in cries like Whyy??? why Always meeee??” get my Point? hahah yeah that feeling.. Trust the Lord and guard your mouth… be aware to not curse them but SPEAK A BLESSING TOWARDS THEM… pray for strength and thank the Lord that He is cultivating you
Jeremiah 17:5 ESV
Thus says the Lord: “Cursed is the man who trusts in man and makes flesh his strength, whose heart turns away from the Lord.
Do not turn away from the Lord when trials come. Be steadfast. As a legitimate Child, you are known by your parents the moment the family has discussions and disagreement. the trials will form a strong family and will form a strong personality as a person. And this is for our perfection in Christ Jesus….
In those times of Testing our Faith and Attitudes, God is not just revealing to us our character but also, He is showing us how to trust in Him. The moment God is using others is also the moment He is testing our hearts and molding our characters. The way He use other people is also His way to show to that person what character they have and what else do they have to do to change their mentality. SO all in all, we all learn from each other.
Therefore, We must not forget that when others are in our way and they intentionally or not intentionally hurt us, We must FORGIVE THEM..we can be angry, YEs, it is written we can be angry but we must avoid that we curse.
For oftentimes also your own heart knows that you yourself likewise have cursed others.
you see, we can forget ourselves when someone hurts us. We become more focus on ourselves rather than to Think and understand that we all are imperfect. We also, sometimes stood in someones ways. and we do not knew it not until the moment their anger or emotions exploded right Before our Eyes. Many times we Think they do not like us, but aparently, its not against us..it was against our attitude towards them. it was our attitude that created the tention and stress to others that caused us to step on them unconsciously. So in that part, we must Learn to ask for forgiveness and be Peace with those we hurt. Go back to your love ones and ask if there are any thing that they Think was Nega in your attitude. Pray to the Lord Jesus to give you strength and ask God for guidance and then..the Holy Spirit will help you fulfill the works that you must do,
Because we are sinners we should forgive others
Matthew 6:14-15 NIV
For if you forgive men when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Colossians 3:13 NIV
Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
Ephesians 4:31-32 NIV
Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
The Mirror can tell exactly when we handle out with other people. especially when we engage in friendship and relationships, relationships are family, friends, classmates and colleagues. Our attitude reflects who we are. so we must learn to Ask forgiveness and Learn to Forgive.
Remember when Judas was tempted with silver coins and sold his friendship with Jesus to the Pharisees. Most of the time we are the Pharisees and others are the Saducees.. we sell and betray ourselves when we look on outer image of the worldly thing and benefits. Because if Judas did asked for forgiveness, he wouldnt end up hanging himself. If Judas Asked for forgiveness, he wouldnt have Deep sorrow and Deep anguish in his soul. He was defeated when he sold Jesus, it showed his character and though Judas got the Power to resist it, he took the temptations of the devil. He had the chances to come to Jesus and ask for forgiveness, but he chosed to run away from his troubles and escaped by hanging himself. If he asked for forgiveness, He wouldve had the redemption of his soul.
So I see Judas as a sign of our characters sometimes. Others may have betrayed us, but Always remember, its not also easy for them to know which way to go. that is why Jesus understood human emotions. beause we go through emotions most of the time. SO when your emotions says ”NO” thats the moment you have to say ”YES I WILL FORGIVE and LIVE PEACEFUL”
Yes I Agree with you to be aware.. But do not forget that King Saul was anointed and once were filled with God’s spirit. Not until he smite behind God’s word and path. Also with Judas, Jesus chosed the twelve and one of them was evil (John 6:70)
Do not neglect them because they are chosen for us all to grow..They are our reminder, a red note on our wall boards..
They are one of God’s ways for us to recognise the fruit of the Spirit.. because we are likely to olives, We go through process until beaten up and pressed, so that through our fruit we are the best products ever to presented before God.
The lamp needs oil, and for us to be seen. The darkness must come through so our light will shine.
Because Judas and King Saul will pass away, their deeds will be made known in its perfect harvest. All things that they hid in the dark will come out when it’s ripe.all things they whisper in shadow will be heard among mountains because the Lord awaits for their time. When they do not turn from their evil minds, lust of power and abuse of the word..
I sprinkle the seed and the truth will prevail..
The righteous will not wait no longer, for the harvest is sooner..