Last-Ditch Effort (TJL 4.1)

Thursday                                                                   Psalm 41:9; 55:1-14

Though written centuries before Jesus and Judas, the verses today speak directly two the situation at hand. In these two passages, often thought to be prophecies, the psalmist laments the betrayal of a close friend. The genius of the psalms is that they speak to the heart of the human condition, both good and bad. Jesus and Judas probably knew these passages, as faithful Jews. It’s easy to see how Jesus may have interpreted these passages, but what about Judas? How could he have felt betrayed by Jesus?

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