22 The Feast of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was near. 2 The chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for a way to get rid of Jesus. They were afraid of the people. 3 Then Satan entered Judas, who was called Iscariot. Judas was one of the 12 disciples. 4 He went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard. He talked with them about how he could hand Jesus over to them. 5 They were delighted and agreed to give him money. 6 Judas accepted their offer. He watched for the right time to hand Jesus over to them. He wanted to do it when no crowd was around.
I’ve always wondered why Judas did what he did. After spending all the time he had with Jesus – watching the miracles, hearing Jesus teach with authority, seeing his love for the people expressed so many ways. Then today I read v3 “Satan entered Judas” and I wonder what was the doorway that Judas opened to let Satan in. I don’t know what it was – but it reminds me today that I have to be vigilant in my walk with Christ to leave no doorway for Satan to enter my heart.
Ephesians 6 reminds me to put on the armour of God – everything I need to be protected is provided – I just need to wear it! Who I Am “In Christ” and What I have “In Christ” is vitally important for me to know and to believe and to live in.
Lord Jesus – I’m sorry for the times I have betrayed you. Thank you for the cross – You have victory over the enemy – and “In You” I am victorious and fully equipped to live for You. Holy Spirit alert me to those places, mind spaces and relationships that take my mind off You. Strengthen me as You lead me back into Your presence.
Written by Ps. Linda Quinn