And they counted out to him thirty pieces of silver.
Matthew 26:15 (NKJV)
Throughout post New Testament history, thirty pieces of silver have become infamously regarded as the price of betrayal. It was what the chief priests paid Judas Iscariot for betraying Jesus, ironically equating to the compensation paid for the loss of a slave under Mosaic Law (Ex.21:32). Betrayal and deceit were a terrible currency for God’s chief priests to deal in!
One thing they had in common with Judas – all completely undervalued the One who was truly beyond price. Let us never make the same mistake.
Our Saviour is absolutely priceless!
Daily Reading: 2 Chronicles 25