It is amazing that Christ should have chosen as steward a person like Judas, whom He knew was a thief.  For what other purpose might He have had than to put into this man’s hands a rope for strangling himself?  Mortal man can give no other reply than that the judgments of God are a deep gulf.

Yet the action of Christ ought not to be viewed as an ordinary rule that we should commit the care of the poor or anything sacred to a wicked and ungodly man.  God has given us a law concerning those who are to be called to the government of the church and to other offices, and we are not at liberty to violate this law.  The case was different with Christ, Who, being the eternal Wisdom of God, furnished an opportunity for His sacred predestination in the person of Judas.

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