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Monday, October 14, 2013

Daily Gospel Devotional 2013: The point of no return

Matthew 26:21-25 / Mark 14:18-21 / Luke 22:21-23 / John 13:21-30…      

But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. Now this got the disciples’ attention. They might not as yet understood all the significance of the foot washing, or how it reflected so badly on them, but this they can understand right away and right well. Jesus was not only saying that one of them would betray Him, but that the man was doing it as Jesus spoke.  

We think that because we have not as yet committed the treacherous act, that somehow we have not as yet betrayed our Lord. Yet Jesus knows, and you should know, that the deeds of the damned start long before they come to full fruition (John 13:2). The trail of a traitor starts in the mind (James 1:14-15).  The world feeds it, the devil enflames it, the flesh indulges it.

Thankfully, we can turn around and start going the other way (1 John 1:9). Yet there does come a point when we have so yielded ourselves to the destiny of the devil, that there is no turning back. Then after he had taken the morsel, Satan entered into him. Jesus said to him, "What you are going to do, do quickly."

Jesus’ statement called for self-examination. We see that while the rest of the disciples asked his Lord if it is him; Judas asks the Rabbi. After all Judas has seen and heard, Jesus is still only a teacher to him. Many are the same, seeing Jesus as only a way to something else.

You have to get past the point of no return or you will one day turn back from following Jesus. If to you, He is truly God, then you’re good. If not, then eventually, you’ll turn and be gone.

“Living For Today With An Eye For Tomorrow”©

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