“When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders.” Matthew 27:3 NIV
Read: Matthew 27:1-10
Would you sell your soul for $6,960.00? People lie, cheat and steal for a lot less than that everyday. But, we are not talking about what others have done or would do. The question is for you to answer personally…just for yourself.
If we equate the 30 pieces of silver Judas was paid to turn JESUS over to the authorities to what then was about 120 days pay, at minimum wage in the U.S. this would total to about $6,960.00 in today’s dollars.
$6,960.00 would not make you rich. It would not buy a house or even a new car, but we might still consider it to be a lot of money. Is it enough for you to sell your soul?
Would it be enough for you to abandon your LORD and SAVIOUR? What price do you put on your moral conscious? Does life have a price? Is there a difference between what your life is worth and the value of another’s life? All serious questions for you to ponder….
Judas was so plagued with his guilt, he returned the 30 pieces of silver to the priests and threw the 30 pieces of silver into the temple. The priests considered it blood money and would not put it into the temple treasury. Instead, they bought a field to bury the poor.
And Judas? He knew what he had done and could not live with himself. He took his own life. Is it no wonder, infants are not named Judas? If you have sold your soul for a lot less than $6,960.00 or for a lot more, suicide is not your answer.
JESUS will forgive you for all your sins. Just ask HIM. That’s what salvation is all about. No sin is too small or too large to be forgiven. Go to your knees and ask JESUS to forgive you.
Today’s prayer: “JESUS MY LORD, Thank YOU for forgiving all my sins. I confess to YOU; I have sold my relationship with YOU. Please forgive me. Amen.”