So the soldiers took the money
and did as they were instructed.
The chief priests were at it again! Matthew doesn’t tell us how much money they paid out on this occasion, only that the soldiers were given ‘a large sum of money’ to spread false stories about our Lord’s resurrection.
But no amount of duplicity could silence the truth. These world-changing events – the bedrock of our Christian faith – happened just as Paul recorded in his first letter to the Corinthians, Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day (15:3-4). A great multitude of the redeemed will testify to their reality in a coming day!
Daily Reading: Matthew 27:22-44