Mary and Judas
May 21, 2017
This chapter is a one of contrasts. Today we have Mary and Judas. Next week is Peter and Judas.
The Lord knows those that are His. Even though Mary was a great sinner, she was received by Jesus and Jesus promised that she would never be forgotten. We remember her today. Peter was also a great sinner, even denying the Lord that died for him. And yet, Peter, too, was received by Jesus. Jesus fully forgave Mary. He fully forgave Peter. But Judas went and hanged Himself.
The heart of Judas is revealed in this text. What is noteworthy is that his closest friends did not suspect him. He had passed as a true disciple but his evil heart was pulling at him until it pulled him apart.