Not One of His: The Sad Story of Judas Iscariot

Bill Brinkworth

It's such a terrible shock when it is found out that a person we thought was faithful to the Lord, gets involved in the wrong things and turns his back to the cause of Christ. Sometimes we even suspect they are not saved.

It is even more surprising when it was one that was even involved in a ministry. It does happen. This happened to our Lord himself. One that walked with him, talked with Him, and even heard the best preaching ever, turned on Him and was even used to have Jesus killed. Here is what the Bible reveals about Judas Iscariot.


Here is a man that had the best opportunities to live for and to serve the Lord. Sin crept in, and as it usually does, and led to committing other iniquities. The sad conclusion is that this man became an enemy of God that tried to destroy Jesus and His ministry on Earth. How grieved Judas was when he came to himself and realized what He had done.

This same scenario has been echoed millions of times in the past. It can happen to the best: preachers, teachers, church bus drivers, and song leaders. No one is exempt from the strangle hold of sin. Sin has a terrible price tag and will cost more than anyone ever wants to pay. The only safety is not to let "a little sin," get its roots in our lives. Flee and fear what could destroy your life — sin.

December 8, 2001, Updatd Nov. 5, 2019

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