Me? Is it Me?
Mark 14:18 (ESV) … “And as they were reclining at table and eating, Jesus said, “Truly, I say to you, one of you will betray me, one who is eating with me.”
Eleven of the twelve men could ask this question with clean hearts—they did not intend to do wrong, but would they? Only one was hiding, deceiving, wrecking his own conscience, trading loyalty for money.
Eleven came forward. Not one assumed his own virtue. Each disciple wanted to know if the Master Surgeon could see a cancer in his soul. Only one did not need to be told, for he already knew.
To renounce our sin, we need the loyal and responsive attitude of the eleven. And if our consciences have already declared us guilty, we need to learn from Judas the high cost of denying the truth.
Barton, B. B. (1994). Mark (p. 411). Wheaton, IL: Tyndale House Publishers.