This is an illustration of our choice to follow or reject Jesus. Judas had a choice, and so do we. Judas chose in a moment to reject Jesus, for thirty pieces of silver. What do you reject Jesus for? An ungodly relationship? Popularity? Fame and fortune? The freedom to sin without conviction? What I want us to learn here is this: When Judas realized his mistake, it was too late. There will come a day when "every knee will bow and every tongue will confess that Jesus is Lord." Even if you reject Jesus now, you will bow down to Him as your King when He returns. If you reject Him now, you will know- like Judas did- that you made a mistake. But the problem is, Jesus is returning to gather His children together and bring them to heaven with Him. The ones that rejected Him, will be cast into hell. At the time He reveals Himself to the world, you can't try to get out of your punishment. You can't say, "I believe, I believe- now that I see You, and You have proven yourself, I believe! Jesus has shown us who He is in His word- the Bible. Jesus didn't stoop to the Pharisees and chief priests when He was on the cross and could have saved Himself as they mocked. Yes, OF COURSE He could have. But He was not going to be manipulated by man to please them, when His purpose was to fulfill the Father's plan and please Him. Jesus doesn't need to show you signs and wonders to prove Himself to you. You need to take responsibility and know the Jesus you are rejecting by learning about Him in the Word, especially the Gospels (Matthew, Mark, Luke and John).
What have you or do you reject Jesus for? For Judas it was thirty pieces of silver. Thirty pieces of silver that meant nothing to him once he realized his mistake in betraying Jesus. Whatever you reject Jesus for, will mean nothing when you realize that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and is the King. I hope for your eternal sake, that you will realize this before it's too late, before you die or Jesus returns.