During the meal Jesus said, ” I tell you, one of you will betray me. ” Matthew 26:21
Jesus said to his disciples that in the Passover Festival, the Son of Man would be handed over to be crucified. Then one of the twelve disciples – the one named Judas Iscariot – went to the chief priests and asked, ” What will you give me if I betray Jesus to you? ” They counted out thirty silver coins and gave them to him. From then on Judas was looking for a good chance to hand Jesus over to them.
This was the biggest betrayal in human history. A disciple who betrayed his master who was also his savior. Judas was the disciple who took care of the treasury. He loved money very much, it was said that even though he was a lover of money, it was not because of the greed of money that made him have such a thought of betraying Jesus, but the prediction of his death. He just could not accept the fact that Jesus, his Lord to die in such manner. His dream shattered and expectation bubbled, drove him to act such. To get some money instead of nothing at his eleventh hour.
When evening came, Jesus sat down with his twelve disciples to eat the Passover meal. During the meal Jesus said, ” I tell you, one of you will betray me. ” They were all very upset but this was the way God wanted it to be. As the scriptures say the Son of Man would die as said he would. But how terrible for that man who betrayed the Son of Man! It would have been better for that man if he had never been born!
When Judas, the traitor, learnt that Jesus had been condemned, he repented and took back the money to the chief priests and the elders but they refused to receive. He said, ” I have sinned by betraying an innocent man to death. ” Then he went off and hanged himself.
When we betray someone, we also betray ourselves.