“One of you will betray me.” John 13:21
It could not have been easy for Judas to come to the Last Supper. He had already taken the money! Then Jesus started washing the feet of the disciples. It was a beautiful expression of how Christ had humbled Himself and taken the form of a servant.
What was Judas thinking while Jesus washed his feet? He felt the love of Christ reaching out to him, and he had to steel himself to resist it.
Then the disciples gathered at the table. We know that John was sitting on Jesus’ right, but who was sitting on His left? It would very likely have been Judas. Otherwise the others would have heard what Jesus said to Judas, and it is plain that they did not.
Jesus began reaching out to Judas again: “One of you will betray me” (John 13:21). The disciples just stared at each other. They didn’t have the slightest idea what he meant. Judas was the only one who knew. They all began to say, “Is it me, Lord?”
Then John asked Jesus who would betray him, and Jesus said it would be the one to whom he gave the bread. So he handed it to Judas, and Judas took it!
Then we read again that “Satan entered into him” (13:27). There is a clear pattern here. Judas opens a door and Satan goes through it. The devil only goes through doors that are open. Judas chose to betray Jesus. He opened a door, and the devil came in.
Have you opened any doors to Satan in your life? How can you shut them today?