“And the Lord said to me, ‘Throw it to the potter’—the handsome price at which they valued me! So I took the thirty pieces of silver and threw them to the potter at the house of the Lord.”
“When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty coins to the chief priests and the elders. ‘I have sinned,’ he said, ‘for I have betrayed innocent blood.’”
“To the pure, all things are pure, but to those who are corrupted and do not believe, nothing is pure. In fact, both their minds and their consciences are corrupted. They claim to know God, but by their actions they deny him.”
Righteous God, your storehouses are vast and filled with grace.
We have marred our minds with greed and for a pittance—a shiny moment of self-satisfaction—we have traded our souls. To soothe our pride we barter with your name until we have reduced you to a commodity that benefits us.
Restore our purity, Lord. Reverse the betrayals we have indulged in and let the currency of our daily transactions be solely love for you and love for others.
We are humbled that we are given permission to ask this because Jesus, at the cost of his priceless blood, purchased back the once worthless souls we sold.
Listen to ‘Judas Song (Psalm 41:9-10)‘ by Green Carpet Players