You can’t win them all – part 5

It’s sad about those that hear the Gospel over and over and never respond to it. They can blame everyone and everything.

Judas may have had a lot of excuses for the way he was and what he did.

He may have felt left out because Peter, James, and John seemed to get to do more with the Lord than he did.
Maybe he felt like Jesus’ agenda should have been ridding Israel of Roman control.
He may have been disappointed that Jesus was never crowned king.

The fact is the events that followed the arrest of Jesus were no one’s choice but Judas’.

Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!”
Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself. Matt 27:3-5

Judas was remorseful but not repentant. He wanted to clear his conscience but not his soul. He was lost and did not know which way to turn or the answer for his problems.

He spent three years listening to Jesus, seeing Him perform miracles, and teach the people. As Peter said,

“for he was numbered with us and obtained a part in this ministry.” Acts 1:17

The choice to reject all he had received from Jesus lies strictly with Judas. He cannot blame anyone else.

There are people around you that need Jesus. You should never give up on them – praying, talking, and living Christ before them.

But it’s sad but true, you can’t win them all

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