Mark 14:1 After two days was the feast of the passover, and of unleavened bread: and the chief priests and the scribes sought how they might take him by craft, and put him to death.
They were jealous of Jesus, he had more Spirit, and more power from God with no sins. Should they not have known who he was? Earlier he had spoken to them.
John 8:43 Why do ye not understand my speech? even because ye cannot hear my word.
John 8:44 Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.
John 8:45 And because I tell you the truth, ye believe me not.
John 8:46 Which of you convinceth me of sin? And if I say the truth, why do ye not believe me?
John 8:47 He that is of God heareth God's words: ye therefore hear them not, because ye are not of God.
John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said unto him, Say we not well that thou art a Samaritan, and hast a devil?
John 8:49 Jesus answered, I have not a devil; but I honour my Father, and ye do dishonour me.
John 8:50 And I seek not mine own glory: there is one that seeketh and judgeth.
John 8:51 Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.
They were angry at him. Sin always seeks someone to blame, finger pointing starts with the self. See that you are without sin, before you start casting stones. They were getting ready for Passover? Jesus was the Passover lamb. They celebrated shadows, without understanding. They used craft to destroy the light that shined before them: Jesus the light and the truth of God.
Isa 60:1 Arise, shine; for thy light is come, and the glory of the LORD is risen upon thee.
Isa 60:2 For, behold, the darkness shall cover the earth, and gross darkness the people: but the LORD shall arise upon thee, and his glory shall be seen upon thee.
John 3:19 And this is the condemnation, that light is come into the world, and men loved darkness rather than light, because their deeds were evil.
John 3:20 For every one that doeth evil hateth the light, neither cometh to the light, lest his deeds should be reproved.
John 3:21 But he that doeth truth cometh to the light, that his deeds may be made manifest, that they are wrought in God.
Mark 14:2 But they said, Not on the feast day, lest there be an uproar of the people.
They must appear righteous, so that they could remain in power over the people, to keep them in bondage. They did not care about what God wanted; they had their own wicked plans, in order to keep in power. Jesus was making them look bad, he must be removed.
Are we blaming others for the darkness and unconfessed sin in our lives? Are we as these leaders only interested in looking good before others? Do we justify ourselves by condemning others? If so? repent, for this is the spirit that tried to destroy Jesus. God's spirit is of the true light, He will set you free. Let no dark thing rule over your life.