Do You Have Warped Spiritual Values?
By Dr. Dale A. Robbins
Centuries ago, ancient merchants originated a phrase which came to serve as the universal rule for trade and commerce: “The value of anything is determined by how much it can be traded for.”
Ironic as it may seem, one of the greatest illustrations of this principle comes from the tragic story of Christ’s betrayal by one of his disciples. Judas, who was also the treasurer for the twelve, traded his loyalty to Jesus for thirty pieces of silver. Judas simply traded Christ for something which was of higher value to himself. Despite having been with Jesus daily, witnessing the astonishing miracles, signs and wonders, to Judas, the Lord Jesus Christ, the everlasting King of the universe, was only worth a meager handful of silver coins!
The infamous downfall of Judas, is really a story of warped values... spiritual values that became corrupt and perverted — as he simply couldn't comprehend the true worth, the vast preciousness of Jesus Christ. “Then was fulfilled what was spoken by Jeremiah the prophet, saying, “And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the value of Him who was priced, whom they of the children of Israel priced” (Matt. 27:9).... Read More >>