What do we know about Judas Iscariot? We know that he loved money more than he loved the Messiah. This is evident in John 12 when Mary took very costly perfume and anointed the feet of Jesus. Judas reacts saying that the perfume could have been sold money given to the poor. That may sound commendable but the Bible clearly states that Judas' was really a thief who had been stealing out of the money box and his intention was purely selfish so that there would be more money for him to steal. Ultimately he betrays Jesus for money - 30 pieces of silver.
We become like Judas when we have a stronger desire for money than we do for Jesus. The Bible teaches that everything we have comes from God. He's the owner. We're just the manager. Our job is to use all of our money in an appropriate way which involves honoring God first with our money. Yet, statistics tell us that over 80% of Christians do not give to the Lord regularly. If you don't honor the Lord with the first of your money can you really say that you love Jesus more than money? Judas loved money more than he loved Jesus and we become a little like Judas when we do the same.