March 30

MARK 14:10-11

One of the most puzzling questions I have often pondered is, how could Judas walk with Jesus, witness his wondrous works, but fail to see how infinitely more valuable he was than 30 pieces of silver? I can only surmise that he was blinded by his own greed.

Everyone has desires that, if not put in check, can become idols. It is a dangerous thing to allow our desires to become our idols. I believe this is what happened to Judas and the more he focused on his idol, the less he focused on his Lord and became blinded by his greed.

Is there an idol in your life? Perhaps it is an issue that gets more of your attention than Jesus. I encourage you to fight it and put Jesus back in his rightful place on the throne of your life. Find someone you can share your struggle with and work together to bring it into submission.

Lord God, please help me to identify any idols in my life blinding me from recognizing who you are. AMEN.

About the Author

David Washington | I am a church planter in Chicago, who founded and now pastors Kingdom Covenant Church Chicago. In addition to my pastoral work I serve as an adjunct professor at North Park Theological Seminary and I am the author of Kingdom Church: A People Committed to the King’s Agenda (Xulon Press, 2017). I have had the privilege of serving in Christian ministry for more than 20 years with a passion for inner-city urban ministry.  I have been married to my wonderful wife of 24 years, Verneé Washington, and we have two young adult children. In my free time I love to read, bowl, watch films (especially documentaries), play basketball (with people my age!) and spend time with my family.

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