Betrayed

With a Kiss

Mark 14:43-46
Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Judas Kiss

43 While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, suddenly arrived. With him was a mob, with swords and clubs, from the chief priests, the scribes, and the elders. 44 His betrayer had given them a signal. “The One I kiss,” he said, “He’s the One; arrest Him and take Him away under guard.” 45 So when he came, he went right up to Him and said, “Rabbi!”—and kissed Him. 46 Then they took hold of Him and arrested Him.


With a Kiss

They come to you in camouflage
Never what they seem to be,
Wolves in sheep’s clothing
Not wanting you to see,

They wear a smile so easy
Never cross you to your face,
But wait until your back is turned
And your character they’ll debase,

What makes them be so two-faced?
Why must they always betray?
There’s something wrong inside them
That makes them be that way,

So do your best to show them mercy
Even when they deserve it not,
It’s hard to forgive the serpent’s kiss
But even harder that it be forgot.

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

Enter into our hearts and change us from within. That is the only way that we might forgive as You forgive and not remember it again. Thank You, Lord!

 

 

Bowl of Betrayal

Betrayed

Matthew 26:20-23
New International Version (NIV)

20 When evening came, Jesus was reclining at the table with the Twelve. 21 And while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” 22 They were very sad and began to say to him one after the other, “Surely you don’t mean me, Lord?” 23 Jesus replied, “The one who has dipped his hand into the bowl with me will betray me.


Lost Trust

We place our precious trust
In those we’ve let into our hearts
We hope it lasts and lasts
This relation it imparts

A sacred, solemn vow
Whether silent or proclaimed
That binds two souls together
In a union unashamed

A covenant, if you will
A walking through the fire
An image of an unseen bond
That only few acquire

How great then is the poison string
How crushing to the soul
When that precious trust’s betrayed
There is only one thing that consoles

©2018 by William Pierce


Father,

Have mercy upon us when we betray Your trust. When we disobey Your commands. When we would make much of ourselves.


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