THE STORY OF JESUS: Luke 22:1-6
“Then Satan entered Judas…” (Luke 22:1-6)
Judas was not an innocent victim that Satan took over and destroyed.
Judas was wavering in his response to Jesus, was questioning his commitment.
As Jesus’ treasurer (John 12:6), he was more tempted by the money.
Jesus was not the messiah he hoped for, not his ticket to success!
Satan works with what we give him.
He takes advantage of the cracks and openings we give him.
When we entertain impure, unhealthy, unholy thoughts or feelings, he pounces.
He puts people in our path, he whispers his lies, he provokes our feelings.
Perhaps Judas had been fighting these negative thoughts and feelings.
But now finally he opened the window to them fully, and Satan enters him.
Inviting Jesus into our life is not a one-time decision, it is continuous.
We need to surrender every thought and feeling to Jesus (2 Corinthians 10:5).
As we interact with Jesus through the day, we keep Satan at bay.
Satan cannot enter us when Someone else is already living within!
What do you sense the Lord saying to you?
Lord, I’m aware of those moments when I let my guard down, when Satan sneaks in and messes with me. Thank You for living in me, and reminding me to resist him before he goes too far.