I wrote a post (here) on this subject recently and we had quite a few really good helpful comments. I wanted to share this one in its own post because it really says even more clearly what I was trying to say. Thank you Kelly!
There are those, even among Christ’s followers, that are worse than any one can imagine them to be, and lack nothing but opportunity to show it.” (Matthew Henry)
Matthew Henry, that great preacher and Bible Commentator of old, made this statement as he was commenting on Judas’ betrayal of Christ as set out in Matthew 26. I suppose that one reason the Lord included the details of Judas’ betrayal in Scripture was to educate us not to be naive. Judas! And the rest of the disciples, that inner circle of the 12, were shocked when Jesus told them one of them would betray Him.
“You need to fight for her. She is yours”
Those words might sound at first like a noble statement of a wonderful husband.