The Bible says:
“Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve. And he went his way, and communed with the chief priests and captains, how he might betray him unto them. And they were glad, and covenanted to give him money.”
Luke 22:3-5 KJV
The answer to all our problems per the world.
Sold out. The Disciple sold out Jesus
For silver 30 pieces of silver he sold his soul out and his mentor.
But why not? Everybody else is doing it.
There’s a multitude of copycat behavior that has sold out the Lord Jesus.
But how could you?
He gave his life to save us from our sins.
Those sins deserved death but he saved us. Our sins are gone we could not earn it it was unmerited favor so we are eternally indebted to him so how could we sell him out?
Just ask Judas , it’s not as hard as you think.
Look at the text, they were glad to give him money.
The evil of money. The love of money is the root of all evil.
It was the root of what sold out Jesus to the Sanhedrin gangsters.
What is he worth? How do you arrive at A value for selling out your savior?
Well it only took 30 pieces of silver to get Judas’s attention and allegiance.
And just before you errupt into an all out assault on ol Judas, we should think about it a moment.
For we all have done our fair share of selling out.
We’ve all done some selling out of Jesus .
Just think it over and you’ll agree.
Be sure your sin will find you out. And it will get you in trouble before you get it all out of your life.
The silver may not be the culprit, maybe it’s something else, like a job or a hobby, maybe something else , but you know what it is.
Why did he go to Calvary? Why did he suffer, such agony ?
Why did he do it!? Why oh why? Because he loved you and me!
Love is why he died for you and me!!
Jesus sold himself out for you and me!