Who Was Demas?

“Demas has deserted me because he loves the things of this life and has gone to Thessalonica…” (2 Timothy 4:10a NLT) Have you ever had someone close to you, someone you trusted, betray you? It’s a sickening, gut-wrenching experience. I can only imagine how Paul felt when Demas left him. We don’t know a lotContinue reading “Who Was Demas?”

If Only He’d Waited! (Part 2)

“’Tonight all of you will desert Me. For the Scriptures say, “God will strike the Shepherd, and the sheep of the flock will be scattered.”’” (Matthew 26:31 NLT) In yesterday’s post we looked at Judas’ betrayal, considering that in each of us resides the potential of being a betrayer. The fact is, “… everyone hasContinue reading “If Only He’d Waited! (Part 2)”

If Only He’d Waited!

“When Judas, who had betrayed Him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was filled with remorse.” (Matthew 27:3a NLT) Not many who come to Christ identify with Judas. Judas’ name is synonymous with “betrayer,” which, of course, he was. The troubling consideration for me is, so was Peter . . . andContinue reading “If Only He’d Waited!”