The End of Someone Who Should Have Been Great

After Judas betrayed Jesus, and saw that the leaders condemned Him, Judas went back to the chief priests and elders to give them back the money they paid him to betray Jesus, but they rejected it, “Then he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed, and went and hanged himself” (Matthew 27:5).
Think on the last three things that Judas did, as recounted by Matthew.
1. Judas threw down the pieces of silver in the temple, because he no longer coveted the money, after seeing what he had done.
2. He departed, because he could not be anywhere around there, since he was not comfortable among the enemies of Jesus, nor was Judas comfortable being around Jesus.
3. He went and hanged himself, because he could no longer live with himself and with the guilt of what he had done.
However, none of that allowed him to escape what he is suffering as you read this, eternal torment, along with the eternal sting of guilt.
Judas could have gone to Jesus and found forgiveness, but the former apostle did not do it.
What should you do when you sin? Do not depart from the Lord, but run to Him, for He wants to forgive you.

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