22 Now the Festival of Unleavened Bread, called the Passover, was approaching, 2 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. 3 Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. 4 And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus. 5 They were delighted and agreed to give him money. 6 He consented, and watched for an opportunity to hand Jesus over to them when no crowd was present.
This is a moment which changes history forever. Judas takes this opportunity to betray Jesus. What I immediately notice is that verse 3 says that Satan entered Judas before he went to temple guards.
Proverbs 4:23 immediately comes to mind when I read this and becomes my prayer. Guarding our hearts is so incredibly important so that we protect ourselves from the schemes of the enemy.
Heavenly Father, help me today to guard my heart for I know that from it comes the wellspring of life. Thank you that you hold the victory over the enemy, thank you that you turned this moment where Judas betrayed you into the greatest victory in history. Help me to have faith that you redeem every situation and turn all things the enemy meant for evil into good for your glory.
In Jesus Name, Amen!
Written by Ps. Annique Botta