Matthew 26:14-16 — On the Wednesday evening of Passion Week Judas Iscariot went to the religious leaders in Jerusalem and offered to deliver Jesus into their hands. That night a dirty deal was done, a deal inspired by Satan. The sinfulness of the human heart was revealed in all its ugliness as was the unseen war that Satan had for ages been waging against God and the promised seed.
These are the dreadful details the Gospel writers give us and yet they also reveal that Jesus was in complete control of the situation. He would lay down His life, it would not be taken from Him. He would use Judas and even Satan to bring to pass God’s plan of redemption.