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MATTHEW - Repent, for the Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand!
A Bible Study Course on the Gospel of Christ according to Matthew
PART 5 - Christ's Suffering and Death (Matthew 26:1-27:66)

19. The Prophecy has its Accomplishment: Concerning the Price of Betrayal (Matthew 27:6-10)

MATTHEW 27:6-10
6 The chief priests took the pieces of silver, and said, “It’s not lawful to put them into the treasury, since it is the price of blood.” 7 They took counsel, and bought the potter’s field with them, to bury strangers in. 8 Therefore that field was called “The Field of Blood” to this day. 9 Then that which was spoken through Jeremiah the prophet was fulfilled, saying, “They took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him upon whom a price had been set, whom some of the children of Israel priced, 10 and they gave them for the potter’s field, as the Lord commanded me.”
(Deuteronomy 23:18)

The chief priests didn’t put the money Judas had returned temple back into the treasury because it was morally polluted with blood. Instead, they bought a field in which to bury unclean strangers. They did not recognize that they had inadvertently accomplished God’s prophecy proclaimed to Zechariah (11:12-13). This prophecy had specified the amount of money paid for betraying Jesus, that is, thirty pieces of silver, as well as it’s being thrown down into the temple afterwards.

The story of Jesus’ passion was clearly prophesied from the beginning. God’s will regarding our salvation was executed with exactness and completeness. All of His steps toward His passion were drawn and declared in the prophecies of the Old Testament. How, then, can some people claim that Jesus was not crucified and did not die?

PRAYER: Lord Jesus, when I look at the end of Judas I tremble and shiver. Forgive me for every lie, the love of money and treachery, and every disobedient act against Your love. Remove every temptation from me. Lead me to confess all my sins before You as long as there is time, to truly repent guided by Your Holy Spirit, to love my enemies, to use money for Your sake, and not to seek high position and power. Let me follow You humbly, contentedly, and meekly, spreading the kingdom of Your love with faithfulness.


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