Mar 22, 2017
A daily devotional through the recorded words Jesus spoke while
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- Thanks for joining me today for "A Little Walk with God." I'm
your host Richard Agee.
- Have you ever been the victim of betrayal? Have you ever
betrayed someone? There are always consequences, you know.
- John 13:12-20
- Jesus: Do you understand what I have done to
you? You call Me Teacher and Lord, and truly, that is who I am. So
if your Lord and Teacher washes your feet, then you should wash one
another’s feet. I am your example; keep doing what I do. I tell you
the truth: a servant is not greater than the master. Those who are
sent are not greater than the one who sends them. If you know these
things, and if you put them into practice, you will find happiness.
I am not speaking about all of you. I know whom I have chosen, but
let the Hebrew Scripture be fulfilled that says, “The very same man
who eats My bread with Me will stab Me in the back.” Assuredly, I
tell you these truths before they happen so that when it all
transpires, you will believe that I am. I tell you the truth:
anyone who accepts the ones I send accepts Me. In turn, the ones
who accept Me also accept the One who sent Me.
- It’s been a lot of years and I won’t mention any names, but a
fellow officer in one of the units to which I was assigned was a
good friend...I thought.
- We often ate lunch together.
- We shared techniques in leading our units that worked and those
that didn’t work so well so we helped each other.
- Families spent time together after work during our leisure
- Thought we were good friends
- One day things changed
- Had an inspection and some things were missing from his
- Accountable, but consumable
- Used up in training, but had to account for their use and
replace because of alert status
- His soldiers got lazy and didn’t do the proper paperwork to
account for the consumables after one training event and so there
was a shortage
- I was accused of stealing
- Took less than an hour to show the paper trail to prove no one
in my unit took any of his consumables. All mine were accounted for
and a trail for when and where each came from
- Pain came from the betrayal
- We were friends
- He knew my character
- He knew I wouldn’t tolerate such behavior from anyone under my
- Still he accused me to try to cover his soldiers’ failure
- “The one who ate bread with me, stabbed me in the back.”
- My friend left the service very soon after that event
- Nothing of what Jesus felt
- Judas sat as His feet continually
- Listened to His teaching
- Said he believed what the Master taught
- Said he believed Jesus to be the Son of God
- Would soon betray Him to the high priest and the Sanhedrin
- He would die because Judas decided to betray his friend
- You just don’t know the consequences that will come as a result
- My friend ended his career
- Judas hung himself
- Jesus died on a cross
- Be careful of betraying your friends
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