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The Betrayer

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Luke 22:21–23 NKJV
But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table. And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!” Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.

Main Idea: God uses even the wicked to accomplish His will.

Motivating Idea: May we recognize the power of God to carry out His will!

Key Question: How is betrayal effecting your life?

1. The betrayer is close. (v. 21)

Luke 22:21 NKJV
But behold, the hand of My betrayer is with Me on the table.
Luke
Psalm 41:7–9 NKJV
All who hate me whisper together against me; Against me they devise my hurt. “An evil disease,” they say, “clings to him. And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more.” Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.

2. The betrayer never disrupts the plan of God. (v. 22)

Luke 22:22 NKJV
And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”
Luke 9:51 NKJV
Now it came to pass, when the time had come for Him to be received up, that He steadfastly set His face to go to Jerusalem,
Acts 2:23 NKJV
Him, being delivered by the determined purpose and foreknowledge of God, you have taken by lawless hands, have crucified, and put to death;
3. The betrayer has nothing to look forward to. (v. 22)

3. The betrayer has nothing to look forward to. (v. 22)

Luke 22:22 NKJV
And truly the Son of Man goes as it has been determined, but woe to that man by whom He is betrayed!”
Mark 14:21 NKJV
The Son of Man indeed goes just as it is written of Him, but woe to that man by whom the Son of Man is betrayed! It would have been good for that man if he had never been born.”
Mark 14:
Acts 1:18–20 NKJV
(Now this man purchased a field with the wages of iniquity; and falling headlong, he burst open in the middle and all his entrails gushed out. And it became known to all those dwelling in Jerusalem; so that field is called in their own language, Akel Dama, that is, Field of Blood.) “For it is written in the Book of Psalms: ‘Let his dwelling place be desolate, And let no one live in it’; and, ‘Let another take his office.’

4. The betrayer looks the part. (v. 23)

Luke 22:23 NKJV
Then they began to question among themselves, which of them it was who would do this thing.
1 John 2:19–20 NKJV
They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would have continued with us; but they went out that they might be made manifest, that none of them were of us. But you have an anointing from the Holy One, and you know all things.
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