The Bible speaks often of betrayal. It is pervasive throughout The Word, the most famous of which is Judas, one of the 12 Disciples, betrayal of Christ with a kiss in The Garden of Gethsemane. He knew what Jesus would face at the hands of the Romans, he knew Jesus held him in special regard as one of His hand-picked Disciples chosen as the 12 witnesses and future ministers of The Gospel of Jesus Christ. By his betrayal, Judas had destroyed probably the most important relationship of his life and lost the promise of eternal life as well.
What breaks our heart about betrayal is that it is much more than a betrayal of the heart, the heart breaks because it is a betrayal of a relationship.
To betray is to break relationship. Just as when we sin against God/Jesus, we break our relationship with The Father, causing Jesus to weep due to our selfishness, disobedience and disregard of God’s Word.
Those that break their marriage vows, their pledges and promises to their children, those that lie, cheat, abuse, or steal, break relationships by betraying that bond, trust, love/Love, belief and promise. They destroy relationships, and just as importantLt, slowly kill their souls as it erodes with each instance of betrayal.
Betrayal begins with stepping outside of God’s Word by living for the world and not The Word of God.
True repentance begins with seeking forgiveness from all that you have betrayed. Dedicating oneself to the repair, reconciliation and restoration of the relationships you broke Covenant with, according to God’s Word.
Instead of divorce – seek reconciliation!
Instead of lying – tell the truth and free your tormented soul.
Instead of adultery, run and turn away from all unGodliness, remember how Joseph, to prevent being tempting by the wiles of a woman, ran out of her house leaving his prized coat behind rather than fall victim to a temptation
Instead of using someone, honor and appreciate their generous nature and find ways to give back or pay it forward instead of taking advantage of their kindness and love/Love for you.
Betrayal is a poison that slowly kills your soul. Turn away from it and be the example Christ modeled for us all.
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