Your daily devotional by Dag Heward-Mills (19th February, 2016)

Posted: February 19, 2016 in Bible, Christianity, Devotional, Quiet Time, Religion
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February 19, 2016

FAILING

Dag Heward-Mills

READ: Mark 3:14-19; John 12:4-6

And Judas Iscariot, which also betrayed him…

Mark 3:19

 

Judas is the all-time traitor of traitors. How did he become the most treacherous and disloyal follower of all time? The answer may lie in this important subject of remembrance.

Judas forgot many of the miracles that Jesus did. He forgot how he was chosen from among hundreds of awe-stricken followers. He forgot how he was privileged to sit with the Lord in private and fellowship with deity. He forgot how he heard many things that no one ever heard. He forgot how he listened to teachings that probably have never ever been recorded. He forgot the breakfast, lunches and dinners he had had with the Lord. He forgot how he was chosen from among the twelve to carry and to handle the money that belonged to the Lord. He forgot how Jesus had trusted him especially with a unique job given to no one else. It seemed he had forgotten how he had been promised mansions in Heaven.

The fact that he was to have rewards in Heaven meant nothing to him. Judas forgot about the frightening messages of Heaven and Hell. Judas forgot about how Jesus had told of the rich man and Lazarus (someone they actually knew and remembered) and how they were in Hell and Heaven. Judas had forgotten about the powerful messages that Jesus had preached. Judas had forgotten about the amazing miracles Jesus had performed when he healed blind, deaf and dumb people. Forgetting important things makes you fail not only written exams but contributes significantly to your failures in the exam of life.

Credit: Dag Heward-Mills

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