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Scripture reference: Mathew 27:3-6
News around next year’s Election commonly referred to as "2022" continues to make headlines in our country. With the briefing early last week by the Independent Electoral and Boundary Commission (IEBC), the country is already in an election mood. It’s expected that come next year on the 9th August, eligible voters will have an opportunity to choose leaders who will lead this country for the next five years. The kind of leaders we choose will either make or break us, in other words, every choice that is made, has a consequences-good or bad.
n the bible, we see many examples of people who made bad choices that produced bad results. Our scripture reference reminds us of Judas Iscariot, one of the 12 disciples and Jesus’ closest companions. Though Judas isn’t mentioned nearly as much during Jesus’ ministry as others like Peter, James, and John, the Bible does record that he was the treasurer for the disciples (John 12;6,13:29). However, the Bible also reveals that Judas used this position for his own personal gain. John 12:6 states, “he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it.” Judas made many bad choices, but the worst was when he decided to hand himself. Once Judas had completed his ungodly mission, he was free to make things right with Jesus. Jesus died for Judas, too. You know that if Judas had fallen on his knees, repented and asked for forgiveness that Jesus would have welcomed him into the kingdom.
Peter also betrayed his relationship with Christ; but he is in Heaven's glory. Why? Because he returned to Christ and repented. The Bible says Peter not only felt shame and despair, he repented and asked for forgiveness. Like Judas and many other characters in the bible, there are many times we find ourselves on the wrong because of the choices we make, and most times, the consequences are bad-for Judas, he died in a shameful way. The lord is reminding us through this reflection that we all have an opportunity to make up for our mistakes through Christ who offers His forgiveness to all who repent.
Have a blessed week.