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Thought for the Week: Luke 22:1-4

by admin on May 5, 2013 in Faith, Thought for the Week with No Comments

“Now the festival of Unleavened Bread, which is called the Passover, was near.  The chief priests and the scribes were looking for a way to put Jesus to death, for they were afraid of the people.  Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was one of the twelve; he went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers of the temple police about how he might betray him to them” (Luke 22:1-4).

Satan is no doubt sneaky and manipulative.  He has his designs to tempt us away from the will of God.  What I am struck with in this passage, however, is how powerless he really is in the face of God.  If Satan knew that God would ultimately take the plot for evil and turn it into the greatest show of glory for God, I highly doubt Satan would have gone through with it.

God knew Satan’s plan inside and out.  Even before it took shape, God also knew how He would use Satan’s plan for His own good.  Although Jesus would endure horrific suffering and the world would watch in despair, God knew the bigger picture and the indescribable good that would come from it.

What comfort for us that God reigns supreme!  He is victorious over evil, and He redeems Satan’s plots and our suffering for His glory.  No matter what circumstance we are in, as bleak as it may seem, God already knows about it inside and out, and He already knows how it will fit into the bigger picture for His glory.  Take heart!  Be still, and know that He is God.

Holy God, praise be to Your name that You reign over all things.  Your name has no defeat, and I have no reason to fear.  Thank You for Your victory in my life.  What Satan or man intends for evil, Lord, use it for good.  In Jesus’ name, Amen.

By Lindsay

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