God’s plan of salvation is one of them. When we think about the cross and Jesus dying upon it, there are so many things that we can focus on.
Who’s fault was it?
Why did it happen?
What about Judas? What about the devil? Where was God? Did Jesus have a choice? Why did it have to happen this way?
Lot’s of questions. Lots of things that we wonder about. Lots of things that we don’t know.
Today, we see in this passage for this Wednesday of Holy Week, something bigger is playing out. Listen to what happens in Luke 22:1-6:
Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people. Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.
God’s plan of salvation was bigger than one person, bigger than one choice, bigger than one betrayal. It was His plain to bring us to Himself.
He knew that we could earn it or work our way to salvation. He knew that we weren’t good enough or faithful enough. He knew that we could never do it on our own.
So He did it for us. He did for us what we could not do for ourselves.
And so, yes, the devil entered into Judas. And Judas made a choice. And earlier Jesus made the choice to come to Jerusalem. And yes it was bad and messy and ugly. Yes it was painful. Yes it awful.
And God did that for us. For our sin. For our redemption. For our forgiveness and salvation.
Yes, there are things about all this that I don’t understand. But I do understand this. Jesus loved you, and me, enough that He willing did it.
And it was God’s plan of salvation all along. I am thankful that God loved us enough that He went to this length for us.
May each of us, in our lives, be faithful to God today, as He was faithful to us.
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