Case Study on Poor Decisions: Judas

April 2023

   Ever regret a decision that you made because it was made too quickly or not thinking through potential positive or negative consequences?  If you have not regretted a decision, just give yourself time, because you will eventually.

   Judas, an apostle of Jesus, decided to betray Jesus.  From Mark 14:10-11, “Then Judas Iscariot, one of the Twelve, went to the chief priests to betray Jesus to them.  They were delighted to hear this and promised to give him money.  So he watched for an opportunity to hand Him over.”  Judas’ attitude gave an opening for Satanic suggestion and opportunities. 

   Have you considered how much he thought about regretting his decision to betray Jesus?  He had a choice to do it, or not make that decision.  The Bible says that Satan entered him, meaning,    obviously, his heart was destroyed after seeing the outcome of those 30 pieces of silver.  He committed suicide. 

   After spending a few years with Jesus, why would anyone do a complete 180 degree view on Jesus?  Obviously, this was a spiritual wrestling match for Judas.  He was truly hoping Jesus would be the One to overthrow the Romans, Judas had an emotional attachment, and a knack for money as he was the treasurer for the apostles —  he had motive or an affinit ...

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