“Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.” Matthew 26:14-16 ESV

“Then Judas Iscariot, who was one of the twelve, went to the chief priests in order to betray him to them. And when they heard it, they were glad and promised to give him money. And he sought an opportunity to betray him.” Mark 14:10-11 ESV

“Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.” Luke 22:3-6 ESV

How quickly it is for us to become distracted by the material things of this world, turning our attention away from Jesus.

How often do we betray Him through our actions of seeking to fulfill ourselves rather than pressing in to the calling and purpose He created us for?

What are we seeking to gain when we turn over our study and prayer time with Christ in exchange for other activities?

Jesus, forgive me when I seek to fill my life with selfish pursuits rather than seeking relationship with You. Help me to remember my calling is more important than anything this world can offer. Thank you, Jesus, that Your grace and mercy are freely given, even when I forget. Amen.

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