Luke 22:3-4 NIV
Then Satan entered Judas, called Iscariot, one of the Twelve. And Judas went to the chief priests and the officers of the temple guard and discussed with them how he might betray Jesus.
Judas’ betrayal of Jesus began with a thought. This teaches us that some thoughts that come to us are from the devil.
That’s why with God’s help we need to examine the thoughts we’re having about other people and refuse those that don’t line up with scripture.
The Bible says:
But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere. (James 3:17 NIV)
God wants us to be at peace with others, so If your thoughts make you angry, resentful, insecure, or jealous towards someone, they’re not coming from God.
Let’s not be vessels for satan like Judas! Always check if your thoughts line up with God’s truth (His Word).