September 3, 2023

The Way of Betrayal

Text: Mark 14:43-52
Rev. John Downs

In Dante’s Inferno, the most despicable sin of all time, occupying the deepest circle of hell, is Judas’ betrayal of Jesus.  Today’s text helps us feel the weight of human depravity, including the same seed of sin and betrayal that lies in each of our hearts.  Thanks be to God that, in the cross of Christ, he has provided a way for our sin to be completely covered while assigning Christ’s perfect righteousness to us, allowing us to run toward him rather than fleeing and hiding.