Friday, January 18, 2008

A Murder Plot

"Now a great many of the Jews knew that He was there; and they came, not for Jesus' sake only, but that they might also see Lazarus, whom He had raised from the dead. But the chief priests plotted to put Lazarus to death also, because on account of him many of the Jews went away and believed in Jesus." -- John 12:9-11

Religious leaders plotting to murder an innocent man for political reasons?

It is amazing the places we can find ourselves when we let Satan take the wheel. Who were these men? These chief priests who plotted to murder Lazarus? Imagine all their work over all their years, becoming who they were, men of such great influence. Surely not one of them ever dreamed in all his life that he would one day take part in a murder plot, making plans to violate the very Law he spent his entire life standing for and teaching from. But, that is where Satan can take a person, to a place exactly the opposite of everything the sinner ever stood for.

How many examples do we have to see?

1 comment:

Gorgeous Smiles said...

It's amazing that I have found myself in some very unfortunate situations when I asked Jesus to move over so I could drive. I too have been booted out of the drivers seat. I was headed over a cliff because the enemy was seeking to steal, kill, and destroy. I cried out for Jesus to take the wheel! He did! He's still driving, but I have the tendency to be a backseat driver. I'm so glad that He hasn't put me out the car! I'm learning to say not my will, but Your will be done. Lord, give me strength.