Then, dipping the piece of bread, he gave it to Judas Iscariot, son of Simon. As soon as Judas took the bread, Satan entered into him. “What you are about to do, do quickly,” Jesus told him, but no one at the meal understood why Jesus said this to him. Since Judas had charge of the money, some thought Jesus was telling him to buy what was needed for the Feast, or to give something to the poor. As soon as Judas had taken the bread, he went out. And it was night. (John 13:26–30, NIV 1984).
My Musings – “And it was night.” Deeds or darkness, prefer the cover of darkness. Light reveals, darkness conceals. Light illuminates, darkness obfuscates. That is the true nature of light and darkness. If only it were that simple. Unfortunately, Satan masquerades as an angel of light. He quotes (misquotes, takes out of context) scripture. So while we are to be as “innocent as doves” we must also be as “sly as a fox.” “For the time will come when men will not put up with sound doctrine. Instead, to suit their own desires, they will gather around them a great number of teachers to say what their itching ears want to hear. They will turn their ears away from the truth and turn aside to myths.” (2 Timothy 4:2–4, NIV 1984).
My Advice – Do not let anyone deceive you. That time is here. Darkness cannot extinguish light, but it can scatter it, diffuse it and dilute it. “But you, keep your head in all situations, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, discharge all the duties of your ministry.” (2 Timothy 4:5, NIV 1984). Keep your “lamps” filled with oil and their “wicks” neatly trimmed.