Then one of the Twelve—the one called Judas Iscariot—went to the chief priests and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins. From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
As we left off last time with Mary and Martha and the jar of nard and Judas saying that the bottle should have been sold.
Even in that passage in John tells us that Judas Iscariot was the money handler for the group and often took from the group money to satisfy his own needs. So when he made the comment it was out of his own selfish desires to take a good amount of that money for himself.
Look around you there is probably some sort of coinage or money just setting out. Roll it around in you hand. now imagine a bag of thirty coins.
How much would it take for you to lie.
for you to betray your group of friends.
for you to put your leader on trial.
This is starting to sound like Survivor. How much would it take for you to back stab, cheat, create drama and the like in order to win.
Unfortunately, there was no winning for Judas, No million dollar prize. In a way he voted himself off the island.
After finding out what The chief Priest did to Jesus, He took the money back to the priests. Then went out bought a plot of land then hung himself.
On our Journey to the Cross, think about how much it would take.