Judas Iscariot was the treasurer among the disciples of the Lord, and he often stole money out of the bag which was there to sustain Jesus and His traveling companions (John 12:6; 13:29). Judas loved money, so he went to the enemies of the Lord and asked them, “how much will you give me if I turn him over to you?” (Matthew 26:14-16). The price agreed on was thirty pieces of silver; though not a lot of money, it was still equal to about a week’s wages (Acts 1:15-18). Judas sold his soul for money, and the Bible teaches men not to love money because there are things far more valuable (1 Timothy 6:10; Acts 8:18-23; Mark 8:36-37).
When Judas realized he made a bad choice, he went back to his fellow conspirators thinking they would also see the light, but they didn’t. Angered by their refusal to acknowledge what was right, he threw the money down and went out and killed himself (Matt. 27:3-5). This tragic account proves that we shouldn’t sell our righteousness for money, and we should not to be so depressed over our mistakes that we kill ourselves. In life there is hope for those of a contrite heart (Proverbs 28:13; Ecclesiastes 9:4; Ezekiel 14:6; Psalm 51:17).
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