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Thought from the Word

March 22, 2017

A THOUGHT FROM THE WORD

John 12:4

“Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon's son, which should betray him,”

While there may be ever so many, our text tells of one such case. It is one who talks one way and walks another, relative to the Lord. One example was Judas Iscariot. In John 12:4-6 we learn that he chided Mary for anointing Jesus with expensive ointment, Vss. 4-5. His basis is said to be that the sale of the ointment would give money which could be given to the poor. Sounds good on the surface doesn't it? His real intent was to steal it for himself, vs.6. He talked one way (piously) and walked another (as a thief). By all the standards we know of today: 'he was a liar' as well as a thief. We should ask ourselves, am I as devout and faithful to the Lord as I lead others to think?Make your walk match your talk.Another example is Balaam who had the deception of maintaining an outward appearance of being spiritual but lead a corrupt life.

We must never let down our guard in resisting sin