Judas, Son of James

Judas, son of James, is called Thaddaeus in Matthew 10:3. The only other information about him is found in our Bible Reading for today.
Jesus was with the twelve apostles. He was telling them that He must die. The apostles did not understand. They were still expecting Jesus to set up an earthly kingdom. Jesus explained to them that He must die and then be raised from the dead.
Judas asked a question in verse 22, “Lord, how will you make yourself known to us, but not to the world?” Jesus told Judas that only those people who follow Him will live forever with Him. Jesus told the apostles that He would send the Holy Spirit to help them.
We have the promise of the Holy Spirit, too. When we become a Christian, the Holy Spirit comes to live in us and guide us (Acts 2:38). I am so thankful that I have the Holy Spirit. I am thankful that Jesus has prepared a place for me to live with Him forever.