Looking for an opportunity means to be Watchful, Devoted, and Covetous.
For instance, let’s first consider one of the 12 Disciples whom Jesus handpicked…Judas.
Matthew 26:14-16 (NIV) 14 Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From then on Judas watched [LOOKED] for an opportunity to hand him over.
Watchful --- meaning he was looking for the right moment to hand the Lord over. He wasn’t that customer who is “just looking.” He is prepared to pounce on the opportunity when the opportunity presents itself.
Devoted --- he was serious in his efforts to hand the Lord over to the chief priests. He was all in and there was nothing that was going to stop him.
Covetous --- he was excessively eager to obtain his money and selfish ambitions (a self-above-others approach). Was it worth it? Did he experience regret / “buyer’s remorse”?
Where did Judas learn this from?
1 John 2:16 (NIV) For everything in the world—the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life—comes not from the Father but from the world.
John 8:44 (NIV) You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father of lies.
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Nate Smith is a college baseball and football coach, a husband, a father of 6 girls, grandpa to 3 granddaughters, a police chaplain, a pastor, and has a passion to see men grow in Christ.
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