Whenever law enforcement or the FBI wants to bring down a powerful criminal, perhaps they might start with surveillance. After a period of time, officials will search for a small fry who has access to the big fish. When the weak link is identified, this individual is pressured to provide important information. If this person does not cooperate, threats of prosecution often persuade them to go along.
Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him, Mark 14:1.
Early in the first century, religious officials realized they could not outwit Jesus, so they began to secretly probe his twelve disciples. During this process, the chief priests identified someone they could influence. Miffed by Jesus’ waste of perfume, the treasurer Judas Iscariot, was tweaked enough to turn to the dark side. Tempted by thirty pieces of silver, Judas agreed to betray Jesus with a kiss.
Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume? It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly, Mark 14:4-5.
Regardless of how strong someone may appear, each possess flaws, imperfections and weaknesses. Thus, no one is exempt from being exposed as a weak link. Satan knows your kryptonite, scanning back and forth throughout the earth, waiting to pounce on the isolated, vulnerable and weak. Therefore, be on guard, armed with the armor of God, Ephesians 6:12-20 so when the days of evil come, you will be ready to defend yourself.
by Jay Mankus