May 21st, 2017
Aptly Applies to Ahithophel And Judas
Psalm 41:9 (KJB) Yea, mine own familiar friend, in whom I trusted, which did eat of my bread, hath lifted up his heel against me.
The first application for this verse is with the setting of this Psalm with King David and Ahithophel. Ahithophel pretended to be one of David’s closest advisors. Yet, in time was proven to be a collaborator working in opposition to the authority of King David.
However, the New Testament circumstance many people are perhaps more familiar with, is that of the Apostle Judas. He did eat of Jesus Christ’s bread. He was a follower of Jesus, and even one of the twelve of Jesus’s “inner Circle.” He certainly he lifted his heel against Jesus Christ by stooping to a low of turning Him over to the Roman authorities to be arrested. Judas gained a small share of blood money for doing so.