Today's passage: John 13:21-30
- As Jesus reveals his betrayer, knowing what is to come, he continues to be troubled.
- The Apostle John is speaking of himself in verse 23.
- Jesus commanded Judas to go do what he intended to do. His betrayal was no accident. It was not unforeseen. It was part of God's plan for our redemption.
- Judas was possessed by the devil at this point. But God was still in control.
Questions to consider:
- What did the other disciples think Judas was going out to do? What did they think Jesus had asked him? What does this indicate about their opinion of Judas still to this point?
- Why might Satan have entered into Judas at this very moment? What did Judas try to do after his betrayal was completed (Matthew 27:3-4)? To whom may Jesus have been talking in verse 27?
- How is Christ's love for His own and submission to the Father evidenced in this passage? Why was He troubled? What did He do in the face of this distress?