July 21, 2016

Thursday
John 13:21-30

Jesus knew Judas was going to betray him. His spirit was greatly troubled. He was broken-hearted. When you think about Jesus being broken-hearted, how do you feel? I think about him weeping over my sin and bad choices. It truly humbles me that he loves me so much that I could break his heart. My children’s actions have broken my heart more than once. And I have wept over so many of their bad choices. This is because I love them so dearly and only want the best for them. Jesus loves us even more than we love our children. 

Jesus knew Judas was going to betray him. When Jesus handed Judas the bread, Satan entered him. Darkness entered. Jesus sent him out into the night—into the darkness. What do you think is the motivating force behind the betrayal? Was Judas full of evil from the beginning? Did he always have a hardened heart? Did his love of money finally get the best of him? Scripture says Satan didn’t enter in until Judas took the bread from Jesus. Was Satan tempting and luring him until he finally won? 

Lord, I pray that you will help me always stay strong and keep my eyes on you so I won’t be overtaken by Satan. Thank you for clothing me in the armor of God which is my defense weapons against Satan. Help me to walk in your light daily and allow that light to shine through me. Amen