Judas Iscariot

Matthew 26:14-16:

Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went to the chief priests and said, "What are you willing to give me if I deliver Him to you?"

And they counted out to him 30 pieces of silver.

So from that time he sought opportunity to betray Him.


Judas Iscariot knew the Lord Jesus Christ.

He was one of a very few who spent years working and traveling with Him.

And yet, after all his close experience with Him, he betrayed Him to death.


Judas' greatest weakness was money.

He lacked honesty with money.

He was greedy.

And he was an outright thief.

And in the end, he betrayed the Lord Jesus Christ for the payment of 30 silver coins.


Judas felt deep remorse after the Lord Jesus Christ was arrested.

He repented of his betrayal of Him.

But it was too late.


The chief priests and elders refused to take back the money.

Judas Iscariot threw the money into The Temple.

He then went off and hanged himself.

He knew he had betrayed the very Son of God.


The chief priests could not put the returned "blood money" into the treasury.

So they used it to buy the potter's field, to bury strangers in.


The Lord Jesus Christ knew that Judas Iscariot would one day betray Him.


Jesus Christ was born to die for our sins, not His own.

He was an absolutely innocent man Who was to be betrayed, falsely accused, unlawfully arrested, unjustly convicted, and brutally executed.

A naturally corrupt man was required for the role of betrayer.

And Judas Iscariot was the best available candidate.