And as they were eating, He said, “Truly I say to you that one of you will betray me.
The words betray means to be disloyal, to deliver to the enemy and to disappoint the hopes or expectations of others.
Have you ever been betrayed by someone you trusted? The feeling of being hurt to the core, by someone that you felt you could really trust? That is what happened to Jesus. He had spent 3 ½ years building a relationship with 12 men who sat with him at the last supper. These were men who were hand chosen by Christ. They had traveled together, lived together and shared personal details of their lives.
They were about as close as any group of friends could be. But one of these men they all knew so well, or thought they knew, had an ulterior motive. For thirty pieces of silver, and a kiss to the cheek of Jesus, he delivered a sharp blow to the heart. What pain Jesus must have felt! Betrayed, by one of those that He loved.
We ask ourselves the question: “How could Judas do this, when he walked, talked, and ate with Jesus ?” Are we not guilty of the same thing, when we disobey? Jesus please forgive me when I sin against you.