God's Word For Today

Daily Devotional


Read Joshua 4:1 through 6:27; Mark 14:43-65

Krista sadly picked up the brown box containing what she had kept in her work desk for the past three years. Her coworkers shifted their eyes as she walked past, unsure what to say. Her friend Becky shook her head, feigning sadness. But Krista knew that it was Becky who had spread the false rumors to the boss that Krista had been stealing from the company. Now Becky would get a promotion to take Krista’s job.

All of us have been betrayed by someone we considered a friend at one time or another.

Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the man; arrest him and lead him away under guard” (Mark 14:44).

Judas used a kiss, which was a sign of friendship in the ancient world, to identify the person he was betraying. The worst kind of betrayal happens when it comes from a trusted friend.

When you experience the pain of betrayal, take it to Jesus. He understands the pain. Allow Him to heal your heart and bring you to a place of forgiveness and love.

Prayer Suggestion: Ask God to heal your pain.

Quicklook: Mark 14:43–50