No treachery is worse than betrayal by a family member or friend. Julius Caesar knew such treachery. Among the conspirators who assassinated the Roman leader on March 15, 44 was Marcus Junius Brutus. Caesar not only trusted Brutus, he had favored him as a son. According to Roman historians, Caesar first resisted the onslaught of the assassins. But when he saw Brutus among them with his dagger drawn, Caesar ceased to struggle and, pulling the top part of his robe over his face, asked the famous question, “You too, Brutus?”
In today’s text, we will witness the beginnings of the greatest betrayal ever, the Son of God betrayed by one of His own disciples. It was a dastardly deed done in the night. But as we will see in today’s text, all the darkness in the world could not put out the light in that upper room that night.
May God richly bless today’s study in John,