Daily Bible Podcast Day 130 – 2 Samuel 18, Psalm 56, Matthew 27

March 11, 2013 in Podcasts by Nathan

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Scripture:
“When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. ‘I have sinned,’ he said, ‘for I have betrayed innocent blood.’

‘What is that to us?’ they replied. ‘That’s your responsibility.’” ~Matthew 27:3-4

Observation:
Judas, having handed over Jesus is confessing his sin to the very people who he thinks should be sympathetic. They are not. They are supposed to be spiritual leaders, but they don’t care, even though what he did was largely for their benefit. Jesus is a threat to their power and Judas was their pawn. When confronted with the full weight of what he has done, Judas has no one to turn to.

Application:
The decisions I make are no one’s but my own. Sin is sin and if I commit it, even if at the order or suggestion of someone else, the responsibility is mine alone. The so-called Nuremberg Defense is no defense at all.

Prayer:
Father, let me never sin on the suggestion or even order of another. I know that I am fully responsible for my own actions. Thank you for Jesus’ sacrifice that covers my sin and that I have someone to turn to, even when I am guilty.

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