A Question about Judas
That aside, we started talking about how Judas had remorse after he betrayed Jesus. That got me to thinking:
What was the motivation of Judas in betraying Jesus?
I know the Scripture says that Satan entered into him, but still, we know that when a free moral agent, a human being, turns to do something, there is a motivation within their own person. In other words, God may give someone over to commit an act, but it is not without that person's own sinful personal motivation. We are not puppets.
SO - What do you think was the motivation for Judas? I have always thought it was simply greed, but John threw out some other ideas. Do you have any ideas or Scripture references that would shed any light on that? It is just something I have not thought about a lot and I am thinking that maybe some of you have.
I am by no means finished with the series on parables, but I am a little sidetracked at the moment - a bit busy. Soon I will do the next post.