Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some way to get rid of Jesus, for they were afraid of the people. Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. They were delighted and agreed to give him money. He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present. - Luke 22:1-6
As we carefully read through the Gospels about Jesus's last week, Marc helps us come to a deeper appreciation of the nuances found within. As followers of Jesus, we need to read the text well; we need to understand what God’s Word is really saying to us.
Sometimes it's hard to do the right thing when we’re in a situation where we’re offered things that we want but would cause us to do things that we shouldn’t. Judas is put into one of those situations.
Take care to not fall prey to betraying others for things that seem expedient and necessary for us, as in the way that Judas does.
Question: Is there something in life that you really want, (it may even be a good thing!), but you’re tempted to get it or achieve it in a not-so-good way? Or, does it feel like there’s a plot against your life in this season?
Family Chat: Today’s Question and Take Action are great to walk through together as a family.
Take Action: As the Lord helps you unravel those things in your life that are not of Him—whether it’s of your own making or a plot of the enemy against you—take a risk and tell a friend today.