God Uses Judases

In doing a bit of tiny research for an as-of-yet unpub­li­cized project, I found myself read­ing the list of the twelve apos­tles at the begin­ning of Matthew 10. We know that “apos­tle” is a term ascribed to those men who are called by God to rep­re­sent Him to man. Strong defines it as “del­e­gate” or “ambas­sador.”

In verse 4, Judas Iscar­i­ot is called an apos­tle. A man known by Christ to be a dev­il from the begin­ning. A man which verse 4 itself states betrayed Christ.

A man such as him God deter­mined to use for His sake.

As briefly as I can say this: When­ev­er you think you are too bad to be used by God, ask your­self: “Is my sin greater than Judas’?”

If he, being a dev­il, was able to serve as an apos­tle, how much more so can you!

1 thought on “God Uses Judases”

  1. Not only does God use “Judas­es” but He uses the vilest of sinners.

    Moses was a mur­der­er. Rahab was a pros­ti­tute. David, also a mur­der­er, was an adul­ter­er. Isa­iah, a man of unclean lips. Matthew, a tax col­lecter. Peter reject­ed Christ. Paul was a blas­phe­mer and mur­der­er of the Church. I could go on if I real­ly want­ed to, but I need rest. My teeth don’t hurt yet, but I bet they will soon enough.

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