One of the things that we remember about Good Friday is the way one of His disciples betrayed Him with a kiss. This is not lost for many who have suffered betrayal from close friends. Friends who are good pretenders and whose end goal is to bring you down. Good schemers who appear faithful followers that you open up your heart to the, and trust them with your bedroom secrets. These agents of Satan will hug you with a smile as they stab your back. The generation of Judas who are masters in betraying their trusted allies with a kiss. Before you think of someone out there, could this describe your relationship with God, whom we profess to love so much but our conducts and ways of life elicits that timeless question “Are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?” What hypocrisy ought we to confess and repent as we celebrate this Good Friday? How is our relationship with God and our friends different from that of Judas and Jesus? God desires truth in our inward parts and there is no where else this is most needed like in our relationships with God and fellow man.
“Then Joab said to Amasa, “ Are you in health, my brother?” And Joab took Amasa by the beard with his right hand to kiss him. But Amasa did not notice the sword that was in Joab’s hand. And he struck him with it in the stomach, and his entrails poured out on the ground; and he did not strike him again. Thus he died.” II Samuel 20:9-10 NKJV
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