I was reading Matthew 26 beginning in verse 17 where it starts talking about the Lord’s Supper. The Lord Jesus had just informed His disciples that one of them would betray Him. Something in verse 24 caught my attention. Here is verse 24:

“The Son of man goeth as it is written of him: but woe unto that man by whom the Son of man is betrayed! it had been good for that man if he had not been born.” Matt. 26:24

When I read the last part of that verse, this thought came to me: The devil can always find somebody to do his dirty work. As Christians we need to be on our guard so that “somebody” won’t be us.

What do YOU think?



  1. Wisdoms Friend says:

    It is interesting how the Holy Spirit emphasizes different things to different people, or even different things to the same person at different times, when reading the Bible. I enjoyed your reaction to reading Mt. 26:24. It brought to mind another response I often have when reading about that incident in a different account, that of John 13:30: “As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night.”

    I hope sometime to write a full blog about this verse, but for now simply note that just as you were struck by one aspect of that last supper, so was I struck by a different aspect: that of those doing evil not wanting anyone to see them (of course).

    “In the dark, men break into houses, but by day they shut themselves in; they want nothing to do with the light. For all of them, deep darkness is their morning; they make friends with the terrors of darkness” (Job 24:16,17).

    Thanks for your short blog about this incident. It reminded me of more depths buried in that fateful night’s deeds, both good and evil.

    — Wisdom’s Friend

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