MATTHEW CHAPTER 27
Jesus before Pilate.
1* When it was morning,a all the chief priests and the elders of the people took counsel* against Jesus to put him to death. 2They bound him, led him away, and handed him over to Pilate, the governor.
The Death of Judas.
3b Then Judas, his betrayer, seeing that Jesus had been condemned, deeply regretted what he had done. He returned the thirty pieces of silver* to the chief priests and elders,c 4saying, “I have sinned in betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? Look to it yourself.” 5* Flinging the money into the temple, he departed and went off and hanged himself. 6The chief priests gathered up the money, but said, “It is not lawful to deposit this in the temple treasury, for it is the price of blood.” 7After consultation, they used it to buy the potter’s field as a burial place for foreigners. 8That is why that field even today is called the Field of Blood. 9Then was fulfilled what had been said through Jeremiah the prophet,* “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of a man with a price on his head, a price set by some of the Israelites, 10d and they paid it out for the potter’s field just as the Lord had commanded me.”
Does it feel like real life?
Many I know have felt life having taken bitter turns, probably in varying degrees.
A friend who betrayed…the very pillars which were to be just and protect turning to be the cannibals and justifying it and the mob believing them…
If you feel betrayed..if you feel rejected…lonely…refused justice..even minimum justice…..remember HE, the blemishless sacrificial lamb, has been there, seen it all, heard it all, experienced it all..TWICE.
Don’t fret you are in good company. God bless.