We have already seen that Judas loved money more than he loved the Messiah. Today we learn that Judas was a fake not a follower. In John 17:12, as Jesus prays for His disciples, He says that mot one of His disciple perished except one – the son of destruction – Judas. In John 13 when Jesus is washing the disciples' feet he makes it clear that one of them, Judas, was not clean. He wasn’t just a retender – he was a good pretender. When Jesus announces at the last supper that one of His disciples would betray Him, none of them suspect it is Judas. He had them all fooled.
Number three, we become like Judas when we pretend to be more spiritual than we really are. Is there an area in your life where you're pretending? Is there an area in your life where you're pretending to be more spiritual than you really are? Because if you're pretending you become a little bit like Judas. Not only that, Judas was resistant to the conviction of God that leads to repentance. He did not confess and change. He confessed and killed himself. Compare him to Peter who denied Jesus but repented. Is there an area in your life where you, like Judas, are resisting the conviction of God that leads to repentance?