Judas, who was so close to Christ and yet was unsaved. Think how close he was. He had been with Jesus for at least three years. He had heard his teaching. He had even understood his teaching; for although he had not understood the meaning of Christ’s death, he had at least understood Christ’s warning that he was to die. Judas was that close to Jesus. He understood his thoughts. Yet he was unsaved. I put it to us: It is possible to be quite close to Christ, to sit in a Christian church listening to good sermons, to hear good Bible teaching by online, even to understand what we hear, and yet fail to make that personal commitment to Christ that is the necessary human response to God’s work of salvation.