Friday, April 19
No one is immune from the powerful pull of sin, and when sin gets its grip on us, we are capable of doing some pretty horrific things.
The chief priests, elders and scribes--the highest ranking religious officials, the very men who were supposed to be upholding God's perfect law--were actively plotting, planning and seeking to MURDER Jesus!
"[They] plotted together in order to arrest Jesus by stealth and kill him." (Matthew 26:4)
"And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death." (Luke 22:2)
And then there's Judas, one of Jesus's twelve disciples. A man who had benefitted from the love, kindness and teaching of Jesus. Yet, he was willing to throw Jesus to the wolves for financial gain. He was willing to bargain away an innocent man's life for thirty pieces of silver.
In what areas are you most likely to give in to sin? Why is it important to be aware of our areas of weakness? What did you notice or learn about sin from the examples in these passages? Tami
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