Subtilty Of Evil Is Not A Mystery To Christ

The marvel of heaven and earth, of time and eternity, is the atoning death of Jesus Christ. This is the mystery that brings more glory to God than all creation. 

– Charles H. Spurgeon.

My husband told me a story about how he came to know God in his childhood. His mom said that there is someone who knows all things he thinks, says and does. Eventually, this made him conscientious of everything he does. Did you have the same story when you were growing up? Today, we will look into how the subtle chief priests were trying to be mysterious about plotting the death of Jesus Christ.

Bible Reading

Today’s devotional reading is from the Book of Matthew 26:1-5Please, read our recent devotional from the Book of Matthew 25:32-33: The Start Of The Terrible Segregation

The Chief Priests Tried To Be Mysteriously Subtle

In verses 3-5, we can see how the subtle chief priests tried to be mysterious about their plot to kill Jesus. Jesus had many followers in Jerusalem since it was the Passover and Feast of the Unleavened Bread. And because of this, the chief priests have kept their plan a secret for fear of the people. 

However, in verses 1-2, you will know that it is not a mystery to Jesus when He will die. He said to His apostles, You know that after two days the Passover is coming, and the Son of Man will be delivered up to be crucified (Matthew 26:2). This event shows us that Jesus is God’s incarnate, for it is only God who knows and holds the future.

Your Subtle Wickedness Will Never Be A Mystery to Christ

In Proverbs, we read, Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord; how much more the hearts of the children of man! (15:11). Which means our heart and mind is an open book to Christ. There is no mystery for Him, who has created and saved us. Further, no matter how subtle we are in doing evil, our Sovereign God always sees all these things. 

Therefore, let us be conscientious on everything we do, even if no one is watching. Likewise, we should remember that Jesus is always watching. Let us invoke the help of the Holy Spirit to be vigilant in the things we do, avoiding acts that will bring us farther from our Saviour and Heavenly Father. Furthermore, let us remember what Jesus has done for us to be free from sins and do our part not to fall back and be astray again.


This is the time for your journaling. Reflect on these questions. Ask the Holy Spirit to test your faith and your walk with Christ.

Examine yourselves, whether ye be in the faith; prove your own selves. Know ye not your own selves, how that Jesus Christ is in you, except ye be reprobates? — 2 Corinthians 13:5 KJV.
  1. What is your reflection on the subtilty of evildoers?
  2. Can you recall a time where you were subtle in your actions?
  3. How was your conscience handling your evil deeds?
  4. Are you ready to forgo being subtle and follow Christ? Accept Jesus Now.
  5. What is hindering you from following Him? You might be interested.


Almighty Father, sovereign of all, we take delight in you. We thank you for Your Son, Jesus Christ, in whom we receive salvation. O Lord, thank you for clothing us in your righteousness. We confess our sins (mention your sins). Grant us, Holy Spirit, the revelation of our sins that hinders us to have a relationship with our Heavenly Father. Guide us in our walk with Jesus and keep us safe.

All these we pray in the name of Jesus Christ our Saviour. Amen.

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