Commit thy way unto the Lord and reap its' fruits
Psalms 37:5 - Commit thy way unto the LORD; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass. And he shall bring forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.
I just finished writing a chapter of one of my books, the topic of the chapter was about Judas. How even though Judas realized his mistake and was sorry and killed himself yet he was not saved.
When I received this message for today I thought it appropriate to share some inputs from that chapter. In Matthew 27:1-10 we find although Judas although knew what he did was wrong and killed himself, he was not saved and was considered cursed forever. The reason was, if he really wanted to repent he should have turned to Jesus and asked for forgiveness and mercy. Just being sorry for the wrong does not solve the problem, one needs to also turn to the Lord. Even the chief priests knew what they were doing was wrong and did not keep the silver coins. Therefore they bought the potter's field; the land in which Judas hung himself and declared it as a grave.
Thus repentance does not end at realizing one's mistake and being sorry; but begins there.
Like in repentance turning to the Lord and committing to Him is important, so also is it for us in our walk of righteousness. Only when turn to the Lord and we commit ourselves having faith in Him do we see the fruit of our efforts.
[ Prayer Starter ]
Lord God, You are the Way, Truth and Life. Other than You is foolish and vanity. Help us Lord to understand we do not have any other option than to choose You and hold on to You...
This we ask in Jesus' Name, Amen.
[ Reference Scripture ]
1 When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:
2 And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.
3 Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4 Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
5 And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.
6 And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.
7 And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.
8 Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.
9 Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;
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