Our verse for today comes from John 13:2, ” And supper being ended, the devil having already put into the heart of Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, to betray Him. “
I hope you have resolved yourself to the fact that there are things in Scripture that are beyond human comprehension. If not, you are only left with options that are fraught with peril. One would be that what you do not understand or accept in God’s Word must not be true. Carried out to its ultimate conclusion, you end up with a faith based on error and untruths, discredited at its core and unreliable for salvation. Another option would be that God did not mean what the text in question appears to convey, since the logic seems flawed or the actions and intent seem implausible or inexplicable. But that would leave you with a God who is conveniently familiar to you, whose mind you are able to comprehend and whose ways you are able to fathom. You, in essence, become your own god. And I’m afraid there will not be room for more than one supreme King in heaven. The God of the Bible is so many things that mere words are inadequate to fully express, and one of those would be eternal. To say that He is beyond time, always existing, is to speak nonsense to our human faculties. But it is true, and more importantly, it is Truth.
And before time was, God did one of those things that exceeds our ability to fathom. He wrote in His book the names of all those who would enjoy paradise with Him forever. And He left out Judas’ name. On the night of our Lord’s final meal, we see why. Judas was not a follower of Jesus, but a liar and a traitor. And though His name was eternally omitted from the Book of Life, and though Satan put betrayal on his heart, Judas was fully culpable for his horrific act. Jesus said woe to the man by whom He is betrayed. And so, we are responsible for our acts. We are neither victim nor puppet, but willing participants, carrying out the desires of our heart. Therefore, our hearts must be completely and constantly delivered to Christ for submission to His will and glory. No other alternative is acceptable, and no other alternative exceeds comprehension.
As we seek Him today, glory in the grandness of God, and let the minutia of life unfold as He would have it, all pointing back to His supreme greatness and goodness.
Author – Rich Holt | BCWorldview.org
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