Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd. —Luke 22:3-6
But behold, the hand of him who betrays me is with me on the table. For the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom he is betrayed!” —Luke 22:21-22
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” —Matthew 26:24
The Son of Man will go just as it is written about him. But woe to that man who betrays the Son of Man! It would be better for him if he had not been born.” —Mark 14:21
To betray is to be disloyal to, to deceive and to inform on. This is what Judas did to Jesus. He agreed to wait for the right moment when no crowd was around and looked for, sought for the right opportunity to set Jesus up to hand Him over. He did this for money. His greedy motivation for so little caused him to give up so much— the eternal Son of God to those who wanted to kill Him. How sad!
Jesus said of the betrayer Judas that “It would be better for him if he had not been born.” Why would He say that? It is because “Judas left to go where he belongs” (Acts 1:25). That place is the place where—
“He will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.” —Matthew 25:41-45
So it is with everyone who “betrays” our Lord by doing what they want to do and not being and doing what He desires. It is betrayal not to live for the One who created us and sustains us. For those who do not trust Him and live for Him “It would be better for him if he had not been born.” Let us trust Him and show that we do by living according to His desires. Yes, Dear Father, may this be so by the power of Your Holy Spirit and in the authority of Your Son Jesus. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_eQd3K2Fxp4