Then when Judas, who had betrayed Him, saw that He had been condemned, he felt remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders, 4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” But they said, “What is that to us? See to that yourself!” 5 And he threw the pieces of silver into the temple sanctuary and departed; and he went away and hanged himself.
The cost of sin is always greater than any of the momentary pleasures derived from it.
Read that again.
The cost of sin is always greater than any of the momentary pleasures derived from it.The cost of sin makes the benefits and shaky promises of enjoyment pale into insignificance.
Judas found that out the hard way. He realised too late.
Is your life worth 30 pieces of silver? That’s what Judas sold his for. Are you putting a price on our life through the sin we commit? Are you tempted to trade in on the “bargains” your flesh and the devil are screaming at you to buy? Are you selling yourself, your future, your destiny in God for something so trivial and shallow as the passing pleasures of sin?
Or are you worth more than that?
God tells us what we are worth. We are worth more than the 30 pieces of silver we get for our sin. We are worth more than the value we place on momentary indulgence. To God we are worth the cost of His own Son’s life. That is a heavy price in deed.
This is a truth we need to believe. The price of Jesus’ life is the price we need to uphold when sin comes knocking at our door.
PRAYER: Father, I confess I have sold my self short. I choose to repent of sin and turn to you that you might forgive and make me new. I choose to believe the truth of your Word that I am worth the life of your Son and I choose today to live up to that value, no longer selling myself short. In Jesus name, Amen