Is there a Judas inside our heart

And we’re probably unaware,

As we play the game and play the part

Fooling everyone everywhere?

Is there a seed of deception

Awaiting its time to bloom;

A well-hidden and clever masterplan

To encourage disaster and doom?

Unless that seed of bitterness

Is cut off at the root;

It will entertain all other hosts

Producing much rotten fruit.

Judas was a deceiver

But he played the role so well;

He was one of the chosen twelve disciples

But chose the path of hell.

The symbolism was distinct

As with a kiss he revealed the Lord;

A wicked deception in all of history

Betraying the man he ‘adored.’

But Jesus was ever so gracious

And didn’t point the finger at he,

Instead “He who dipped his hand with Me

In the dish will betray Me.”

The love of money was the root

Betraying for pieces of silver.

But there was later no room for repentance

And Judas was unable to be delivered.

Are we willing to betray the one

Who is able to save our soul,

By conforming with society

It’s culture and political goals?

The heart is deceitful

And desperately wicked indeed;

We are to examine ourselves if we’re in the faith

To repent and to take heed.

(C) P.B. 2019

“What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you? And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver. So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.” Matthew 26:15-16

‘He answered and said, “He who dipped his hand with Me in the dish will betray Me.” Matthew 26:23

‘Now his betrayer had given them a signal, saying “Whomever I kiss, He is the One, seize Him and lead Him away safely.”‘  Mark 14:44

“The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked.” Jeremiah 17:9