Tuesday, December 22, 2020

Luke 22:3-5 NIV 2011

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.

Judas made a choice to betray Jesus. Matthew 26:16,”‘What are you willing to give me if I deliver him over to you?’ So they counted out for him thirty pieces of silver.” One commentator wrote, “Thus the Gospel writers depict Satan’s control over Judas, who had never displayed strong commitment to Jesus.” Jesus knew. John 6:70-71, “Then Jesus replied, ‘Have I not chosen you, the twelve? Yet one of you is the devil.’ (He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the twelve, was later to betray him.)” What was meant for evil God used for good.

I remember in the 8th grade three friends that betrayed me. They spread something I did not say. It was a seminal moment in my life. I learned to not trust most girls in junior high. I then turned to my mom for wisdom. She told me girls my age could be really mean and some are jealous. Why would anyone be jealous of me? I laughed because I was taller than anyone in my school. I learned that sometimes what others mean for evil God will use for good.

What does God use for good in our daily lives?



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