When Judas, who had betrayed Him, realized that Jesus had been condemned to die, he was filled with remorse. So he took the thirty pieces of silver back to the leading priests and the elders. – Matthew 27:3
Judas had made a bad deal and there was no way he could “undo” it. As we know, this bargain led to a negative conclusion for Judas. Yet, how many of us have made “bad deals?” Has anyone ever traded a bit of integrity for popularity, or perhaps to keep a job? Some have sold Christian convictions for anticipated financial success (is a tithe better invested in the market than in the church?). We get the best deal ever from Jesus Christ and you can be confident that it is a bargain you will never regret.
So many things sparkle and shine, drawing my attention away from what is important in Your eyes. Help me to remember that the most valuable possession I can own is only found in You.
-Sue Breland, Journey Through the Cross: Meditations for Lent ©