The betrayal of Jesus by Judas was a morally evil act inspired immediately by Satan (Luke 22:3). Yet in Acts 2:23 Luke says, "This Jesus [was] delivered up according to the definite plan (boule) and foreknowledge of God." The betrayal was sin, and it involved the instrumentality of Satan; but it was part of God's ordained plan. That is, there is a sense in which God willed the delivering up of his Son, even though the act was sin.
Tuesday, February 20, 2007
For more on the truth that God is both gloriously sovereign and gloriously separate from sin, read THIS POST from September of last year. The essay I link to there has been very helpful to me. Here's a quote to get you thinking and (hopefully) compel you to check it out: