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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

An Indecent Proposal, how much would it cost you to sell out?

An Indecent proposal is the name of a movie during the late 80's early 90's. The plot of the movie shines through when a struggling couple embark on Las Vegas to strike it rich at the craps table as a final result to solve there monetary problems. While in Vegas the couple meets an attractive billionaire who offers them one million dollars for a night with the wife, a night where everything goes! The couple agrees eagerly but after the event both the husband and wife regret it.
The Tuesday of Holy Week reminds of Judas accepting to betray Jesus for 30 silver coins. As we reflect on today I ask you how much would it cost, or what would it cost for you to accept an indecent proposal to betray Jesus. Judas was frustrated with Jesus way of doing things, he was confused about why Jesus had so much mercy & compassion with little anger & vengeance. Judas then decided that he would force the hand of Jesus and make some coin at the same time! Let's look at the text:

Judas Agrees to Betray Jesus

14 Then Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve disciples, went to the leading priests 15 and asked, “How much will you pay me to betray Jesus to you?” And they gave him thirty pieces of silver. 16 From that time on, Judas began looking for an opportunity to betray Jesus. --- What is your selling price? ---

We turn to the blog by joyfulpapist for other insight!

On this day of the Holy Week, Tuesday, a number of events took place. First, Jesus’ authority was challenged in the temple (Mark 11:27-33). This, and the general rejection by Hebrews, fulfilled the ancient prophecy that He would be rejected by his own people (Isiah 53:1,3; Psalm 41:19). Second, Jesus taught in stories and confronted the Jewish leaders (Matthew 21:28-23:36). Then, after the Greeks asked to see Jesus (John 12:20-26), He delivered the Olivet Discourse (Matthew 24). Finally, a big moment came - Judas agreed to betray Jesus (Matthew 26:14-16).

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