Five Phrases You Probably Didn’t Know Came From The Bible
Kiss Of Death – January 20, 2016
Matthew 26:47, While He was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. With him was a large crowd armed with swords and clubs, sent from the chief priests and the elders of the people. 48 Now the betrayer had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the Man; arrest Him.” 49 Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, “Greetings, Rabbi!” and kissed Him.
This week I’m doing something a little different. I’m sharing 5 phrases that are commonly used today, that most people don’t realize came from the Bible, or at least don’t know where they came from in the Bible. So far, we examined the phrases: “a drop in the bucket,” and “there’s a right time and a right place for everything.” If you missed either of those you can find them on my daily blog @ www.johnmarkcaton.com.
A third phrase from Scripture is “the kiss of death!” Yes, that phrase was what Christians referred to as Judas’ kiss when he betrayed Jesus. It’s found in Matthew 26:47, “Now the betrayer (Judas) had arranged a signal with them: “The one I kiss is the Man; arrest Him.” 49Going at once to Jesus, Judas said, ‘Greetings, Rabbi!’ and kissed Him.” That was the origin of the phrase “the kiss of death,” but the beauty that followed brings life to many. Because after that kiss, Jesus was in fact nailed to a cross. He died, but on the third day, He rose again offering true life to all who believe. So, the kiss of death was actually the kiss of life.
The next time you hear the phrase, “the kiss of death,” make sure you remember that God’s love turned that kiss of death into eternal life for all who believe.
Think about it… and have a blessed day!
John Mark Caton, Ph.d