HE WAS WORTH MORE THAN THIRTY PIECES OF SILVER
Zechariah 11:12-13 Matthew 26:14-16, 46-50 (MSG)
Then I addressed them: “Pay me what you think I’m worth.” They paid me an insulting sum, counting out thirty silver coins.
God told me, “Throw it in the poor box.” This stingy wage was all they thought of me and my work! So I took the thirty silver coins and threw them into the poor box in God’s Temple.
Matthew 26:14-16 (MSG)
That is when one of the Twelve, the one named Judas Iscariot, went to the cabal of high priests and said, “What will you give me if I hand him over to you?” They settled on thirty silver pieces. He began looking for just the right moment to hand him over.
Matthew 26:46-50 (MSG)
When he came back the next time, he said, “Are you going to sleep on and make a night of it? My time is up, the Son of Man is about to be handed over to the hands of sinners. Get up! Let’s get going! My betrayer is here.”
The words were barely out of his mouth when Judas (the one from the Twelve) showed up, and with him a gang from the high priests and religious leaders brandishing swords and clubs. The betrayer had worked out a sign with them: “The one I kiss, that’s the one—seize him.” He went straight to Jesus, greeted him, “How are you, Rabbi?” and kissed him.
Jesus said, “Friend, why this charade?” Then they came on him—grabbed him and roughed him up.
You have now read Zechariah 11:12-13 Matthew 26:14-16, 46-50 (MSG) title: HE WAS WORTH MORE THAN THRITY PIECES OF SILVER. May God add a blessing to the reader, hearer, and doer of His Holy Word, in Jesus name Amen.