Then when Judas, his betrayer, saw that Jesus was condemned, he changed his mind and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders, saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” They said, “What is that to us? See to it yourself.” And throwing down the pieces of silver into the temple, he departed, and he went and hanged himself. But the chief priests, taking the pieces of silver, said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is blood money.” So they took counsel and bought with them the potter's field as a burial place for strangers. Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. Then was fulfilled what had been spoken by the prophet Jeremiah, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him on whom a price had been set by some of the sons of Israel, and they gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord directed me.”
by: Gem Barton.
These were the final hours of Jesus’ life and along with the other humiliations He felt, He had been betrayed by one of His own disciples. Judas felt remorse, recognizing that he had betrayed innocent blood. As we reflect on the words said by Judas as he returned the thirty pieces of silver, let us consider how we might be betraying Christ and what the true cost is of our unfaithfulness? All is not lost. Today we can repent and if we do, our loving Heavenly Father is waiting to forgive us and cleanse us of our unrighteousness.