Then one of the twelve, whose name was Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, “What will you give me if I deliver him over to you?” And they paid him thirty pieces of silver. And from that moment he sought an opportunity to betray him.
by: Tim Bond.
Occasionally, on the news, we hear what a spy sold out his country’s secrets for. According to multiple computer sources, the 30 pieces of silver for which Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus paid for about 90 New Testament days of labor. By 2018 US minimum wage standard of $10.35 per hour, that is roughly $7,500.00—a pretty low price for the life of one he supposedly loved. In Matthew 27:3-8, we learn that after Judas threw the money down in the temple, the chief priests would not put “blood money” back into the treasury, so they used it to purchase a potter’s field to bury strangers in. For how much have you sold out your Savior?