Matthew 27:3-10 When Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He was condemned, he repented and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned in that I have betrayed innocent blood.”
They said, “What is that to us? You must see to that.”
5 So he threw down the pieces of silver in the temple and departed. And he went and hanged himself.
6 The chief priests took the silver pieces and said, “It is not lawful to put them into the treasury, because this is the price of blood.” 7 So they took counsel, and bought with them the potter’s field to bury strangers in. 8 Therefore that field has been called the Field of Blood to this day. 9 Then what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled: “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of that the sons of Israel set on Him, 10 and gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord appointed me.”
Judas Iscariot, the betrayer of Jesus and one of the twelve Apostles, took his own life after realizing that he had been bewitched by satan to betray the Lord Jesus Christ.
The enemy of our heart and soul is not only real, but he is a vicious and evil enemy. He will put forth every weapon in his arsenal to convince us that we can do evil and get away with it.
One thing that is true about "evil", it will eventually destroy itself as we see in this text.
Judas betrayed himself. He destroyed himself in his attempt to destroy Jesus.
Yes, Jesus died and resurrected 3 days later with all power in His hands as God had planned before the foundation of the world.
When the scale of deception and betrayal had been moved from Judas' eyes after what he had done in betraying Jesus, Judas realized that it was too late to change his mind for the damage had already been done.
Judas, in part of God's eternal plan, set up Jesus to be crucified, but on the other hand, Judas died by hanging with his own blood stained hands.
Judas betrayed Jesus for 30 pieces of silver and was so convicted afterwards that he was not even able to enjoy what he thought he had gained in betraying Jesus for it was of no value to him after his betrayal, therefore, he attempted to return it to his payor, but they refused the return of the "blood money."
The "KISS" of "BETRAYAL" had already been done, the false arrest had already taken place, the 30 pieces of silver had already been paid to Him and Jesus has now been sent to be judged, falsely accused and condemned to death based on lies, hatred, jealousy, envy and false charges by those that hated Him enough to want Him dead.
Judas thought he could betray Jesus and let himself off the hook, but he found this out that he had been tricked for scripture declares that after realizing what He had done, he went and hung himself.
JUDAS BETRAYS AND DESTROYS HIMSELF! In other words, he hurt himself in his attempt to hurt Jesus. Be careful of the traps you set for others.
Be very careful of the seeds you sow! Galatians 6:7- Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.
Who have you betrayed? Is it or was it worth it? Is "betrayal" the value that you have placed on your soul? Do you believe that is all you are worth?
What price have you paid this far in your betrayal of others?
Until you come to the realization that nothing is worth you soul, I guess as Judas did, you too will continue on your path of betrayal, which in the end will lead to your destruction of yourself.
As Judas betrayed himself in his betrayal of Jesus, the same will happen to you if you do not stop it, repent and ask God to forgive you while you still have breath in your body.
Make the turn today away from "betrayal" and turn to "JESUS" for He alone is the one who can save you in the end.
Jesus offers you forgiveness on today and I can only hope and pray that you freely accept His offer for as He said over 2k years ago, He says it again today concerning you and I "FATHER FORGIVE THEM FOR THEY KNOW WHAT THEY DO."
Betrayal or forgiveness? Which have you chosen?