“And Jesus said unto him, Friend, wherefore art thou come? Then came they, and laid hands on Jesus, and took him.”
Matthew 26:50 KJV
Judas spent 3 years with Jesus watching him do ministry. Judas saw Jesus perform miracles. Judas saw Jesus love for the disciples. Judas saw Jesus’s love for the people. Judas saw his humble human side yet realized he had power. Yet, bought with 30 pieces of silver, Judas couldn’t help himself. He yielded to the influence of the devil and betrayed Jesus. Still at the end Jesus called him friend.
So many commentaries speak on this scripture from he was being more sarcastic and compelling him as a reminder that he was suppose to be Jesus friend. You know how sometimes when someone we consider a friend does something that a friend is not suppose to do, we remind them of all the things we have been through together or even remind them of all we have done for them.
But I am not sure I agree with the commentary. I believe Jesus knowing all things including knowing His purpose decided what Judas did wasn’t personal, he realized it was purpose. Jesus realized Judas was apart of the plan and therefore what was there to be mad about?
So many times when we want to be so mad with those who have done us wrong and I am not saying we shouldn’t. Most of the time we have every right to be, but remember as a Believer God is sovereign and if he allows it, at some point it is going to work for your good. Even if it’s to inform you or bring to light who you are truly walking next to.