Daily Bible Verse and Devotion – Matthew 26:14-16

Have you ever been stabbed in the back by a friend? It doesn’t feel good, does it? When someone you trust lets you down or turns their back on you, it can hurt deeply. Often in times like these, in the midst of our pain we can forget that we have a God who understands how we feel.

Jesus went through betrayal. One of His disciples, Judas, betrayed Him for money.

14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over. – Matthew 26:14-16

In reading this, we don’t really get a feel for how Jesus felt by all of this. But I’d imagine He didn’t love getting betrayed. Jesus had poured time into teaching His disciples, He had loved them, and now one of the people closest to Him was betraying Him.

That had to hurt. And yet, it’s good for us, because it shows us that Jesus really does understand. He gets it when we’re hurt by someone who was supposed to be our friend. So in those moments when you’re down because you’ve been hurt or betrayed by someone close to you, reach out to Him. He gets it like no one else can.

Today’s Truth: People don’t set your value – Jesus does.

Finally, realize that people don’t set your value. Even if you’re all alone, and all your friends have left, that doesn’t mean that you’re not valuable. Your value is set by the one who created you, God. He alone should be the one to tell you your worth.

So today, don’t give up. Don’t feel like you’re worthless. Jesus understands how you feel. And He tells you that you’re of great value. Listen to what He says and believe it over what you see around you and how you feel!

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