"Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that [Christ] was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priest and elders,
Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.
And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself."
I think we underestimate Judas. I think he gets a lot of criticism and un-rightfully so. Christ was his Savior and I honestly think Judas thought Christ would save himself. When he realized that was not the case, he was heartbroken.
Judas was a man. I don't think he fully understood the prophecies of the Lord but he acted on what he thought he knew. He lacked faith. He lacked faith at a crucial time. I'm forced to ask myself,
How many times have I lacked faith in crucial times?
Who am I to judge him? He was hard enough on himself. He doesn't need me damning him.