Saturday, February 14, 2015

Matthew 27:1-10


THE COUNCIL OF RELIGIOUS LEADERS CONDEMNS JESUS


Matthew 27:1-10


Mat 27:1  Very early in the morning the leading priests and the elders of the people met again to lay plans for putting Jesus to death. Mat 27:2  Then they bound Him, led Him away, and took Him to Pilate, the Roman governor.
 

The Jewish leaders could not sentence am man to death they needed the Roman Governor to do that. The Romans would not sentence a man to anything for a religious crime. The Priests an elders concocted a story that Jesus was a rebel that was trying to overthrow Rome. Not true but in order for them to get Pontius Pilate to sentence Jesus.

Mat 27:3  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. Mat 27:4  "I have sinned," he declared, "for I have betrayed an innocent man." "What do we care?" they retorted. "That's your problem."
 

Judas knew that he had sinned against God. He went to the religious leaders and basically was asking them for forgiveness. He could have asked  Jesus and his soul would have been saved, but he did not.  Judas threw the money on the temple floor. The priest could not give it to the temple because they considered it a sin because it was money that was used to commit a murder. Figure that one out. Let's list some of the sins . They temped God, they lied many times, they accused an innocent man of murder and they incited riots to insure that Jesus would be executed. But they had no time to forgive Judas. Somehow I believe there will be a special place in Hell for these people.
 

 Mat 27:5  Then Judas threw the silver coins down in the Temple and went out and hanged himself. Mat 27:6  The leading priests picked up the coins. "It wouldn't be right to put this money in the Temple treasury," they said, "since it was payment for murder." Mat 27:7  After some discussion they finally decided to buy the potter's field, and they made it into a cemetery for foreigners. Mat 27:3  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.

Acts 1:18 sys he split open and everything inside fell out. How gruesome a death for a man that could have saved his soul by asking forgiveness.

Mat 27:6  The leading priests picked up the coins. "It wouldn't be right to put this money in the Temple treasury," they said, "since it was payment for murder." Mat 27:7  After some discussion they finally decided to buy the potter's field, and they made it into a cemetery for foreigners. Mat 27:8  That is why the field is still called the Field of Blood.
Mat 27:9  This fulfilled the prophecy of Jeremiah that says, "They took the thirty pieces of silver—the price at which he was valued by the people of Israel, Mat 27:10  and purchased the potter's field, as the LORD directed. "
 
 This fulfilled the prophecy in Zechariah 11:12-13 (NIV)12 I told them, “If you think it best, give me my pay; but if not, keep it.” So they paid me thirty pieces of silver.13 And the Lord said to me, “Throw it to the potter”—the handsome price at which they valued me! So

Agape
Dave