Even at best, our human nature is to be selfish! Starting at birth, we learn how to get what we want, when we want it. Parents rush about to pacify their little one before the baby’s whimpering erupts into wailing. In the flesh, we learn to “love” others for what they do for us. If we are not careful this same perversion of love can infect our walk with God. Certainly, if you know Jesus as Savior, then you’ll agree we love Him for being the sacrifice for our sin to save us from eternal separation from God. However, we would be less than truthful, if we claim our love only focuses on the eternal benefits of this relationship. We love God for all His many blessings, including those fleeting, temporary things that only satisfy our flesh and make us comfortable. But what if God withheld these earthly blessings? What if, short of our salvation, God never did another thing for us on this earth? If His protection lifted, if divine healing ceased, if financial provision halted, if all the pleasures we enjoy and take for granted each and every day were gone, would we still be committed to Christ? Or would we be tempted to sell out to the world for all eternity in exchange for a moment of pleasure? If you are wondering about your commitment to Jesus, then stay tuned to this podcast. This refreshing insight into the story of Judas Iscariot and his betrayal will challenge you to examine your motives for serving Christ.
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