Mark 14 gives us a glimpse of the character of Judas that serves for us as a warning on sin. “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.” (Mark 14:10-11) Mark got it right. Judas didn’t betray Jesus when he left the Passover Meal. Judas didn’t betray Jesus when he kissed Him on the cheek. Judas betrayed Jesus when he decided in his heart what he was going to do. It is sort of the “point-of-no-return.”
We must be careful with our hearts. The writer of Proverbs warned us, “Can a man scoop fire into his lap without his clothes being burned?” (Proverbs 6:27)
If we think on sin, we will dwell on sin (“watched for an opportunity”), and then, we will fall to sin!
Devotional by Steve Horn. Scripture links by www.biblegateway.com.