Lord! Will I sell you for a few pieces of silver?

Lord! One day when I meet some temptations,
will I sell you just for a few pieces of silver?
One day, meeting the temptation of thirty pieces of silver, will I sell you just as Judas Iscariot did?
“Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, ‘What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?’ And they paid him thirty pieces of silver.” (Matthew 26:14-15)
One day, when I am very tired and thirsty, seeing a bowl of red stew, will I sell you as Esau did?
“And Esau said to Jacob, ‘Let me eat some of that red stew, for I am exhausted!’ … So he swore to him and sold his birthright to Jacob.” (Genesis 25:30-34)
One day, meeting the temptation, will I sell you just for a pair of shoes?
“… They sell the righteous for silver, and the needy for a pair of sandals.” (Amos 2:6)
“For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me. … Truly, I say to you, as you did not do it to one of the least of these, you did not do it to me.” (Matthew 25:35-45)
Lord, Paul rather suffered the thorn in his flesh, even being rejected after three times of prayer, he was still willing to obey and suffer;
but one day, will I sell you just because there is sorcery which can effectively solve the pain from the thorn in my flesh?
“… Used divination and omens and sold themselves to do evil in the sight of the LORD…” (2 Kings 17:17)
Lord, you prayed in the wilderness for forty days, being hungry and thirsty, meeting the temptation from the devil, you rather suffered hunger and rejected the suggestion from the devil;
but one day when I am hungry and thirsty, meeting the temptation of stones being turned into bread by the devil, will I sell you just for some bread?
Lord, Satan thinks that people believe and trust in God just because they want good health. As long as people suffer serious diseases, they will abandon their faith. Nevertheless, Jacob endured these suffering, did not abandon his faith because of suffering diseases;
but one day, if I am seriously ill, suffering great pain, if someone use enchantments that are against biblical teachings to heal me, will I sell you just to gain my healthiness?
Lord!
How many pieces of silver are you worth?
How many bowls of red stew are you worth?
How many pairs of shoes are you worth?
How many pieces of bread are you worth?
Lord!
Are you really worth those only?
In my heart, are You this cheap?
Is the value of You less than my prosperity and success?
Is the value of You less than my healthiness?
Has it turned out that, I am worthier than You?
Is it true that for my need and desire, You can be sold away?
Has it turned out that, my faith is so worthless, so unable to go through trials or temptations?
Has it turned out that, ‘Lord of Lords, King of Kings’ from my mouth is only a slogan, a slogan that is unable to go through trials or temptations?
Will I sell you one day when I meet the temptations?
Lord! Help me to resist those trials even facing temptations,
even if I have to die in illness, thirst, or poorness for this!
But may you give me strength, allow me to be faithful until my death, and receive the crown of life.
“… Be faithful unto death, and I will give you the crown of life.” (Revelation 2:10)
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” (Romans 8:35)
“… Jesus said to Simon Peter, ‘Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?’ He said to him, ‘Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.’…” (John 21:15)
“Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, ‘I believe; help my unbelief!’” (Mark 9:24)
My dear brothers and sisters!
When one day some temptations come, the Lord asks us,
“So-and-so, do you love me more than these?”
How will our answer be?
Does God really want to record this in heaven,
 “So-and-so sold Jesus for something.”?
May the Lord help us!
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Original Article ‘主啊!我會為了幾塊錢,就把你賣了? ’(http://blog.roodo.com/yml/archives/14834619.html) was written by Little Little Sheep(小小羊), a Taiwanese Christian Blogger;
Translated by Yuan3y.

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