BETRAYAL

By Shelby G. Floyd

69 And we believe and are sure that thou art that Christ, the Son of the living God. 70 Jesus answered them, Have not I chosen you twelve, and one of you is a devil 71 He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve. Devil : Diabolos, slanderous; with definite article, Satan. Judas, Judah; praise : He was of the tribe of Judah. Iscariot means man. of Kerioth, one of the towns settled by the tribe of Judah (Josh 15:25). Judas was the only disciple that was not a native of Galilee. He came from. Judah, the country most hostile to Jesus.

When one surveys history some notorious traitors come to mind, such as Benedict Arnold, Aaron Burr, Ethel and Julius Rosenberg. But the name that most Christians remember is Judas Iscariot, who betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ:

Matthew 26:48
Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him.”


Normally, a kiss is a sign of love, loyalty and friendship. But in the case of Judas it has become a symbol of sin, shame and betrayal.

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