“Am I leading a rebellion,” said Jesus, “that you have come out with swords and clubs to capture me? Every day I was with you, teaching in the temple courts, and you did not arrest me. But the Scriptures must be fulfilled.”
Did Judas “kiss” Jesus because he really loved Jesus?
In the Jewish custom, a “kiss” is used to show intimacy and respect to others, and disciples will greet their teachers with a “kiss”. But because Judas was greedy for money, he used a “kiss” with Jesus as a secret signal, so that those who came to arrest Jesus could recognize him. Judas’ “kiss” with Jesus was not an expression of sincere respect and love for Jesus, but a hypocritical act of betraying Jesus.
Let’s watch “The Story of Judas”~
Rabbi: A Jewish title for a teacher.
Have you ever hated someone, but acted like you were good friends with him? Jesus likes us to be friends with people sincerely, not to pretend to like him, but to truly appreciate him from the heart.
Dear Lord Jesus Christ, You are bright, true, not false, never deceive people, I also want to learn from You, do everything from the heart, treat my friends with sincerity, so that they can truly trust Me, like being with me. In the holy name of the Lord Jesus Christ, amen!