The FaithOfJesus2 Daily Devotional


kjv@Revelation:14:12 @ Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.

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Today's Verse:


kjv@Matthew:27:1 @ When the morning was come, all the chief priests and elders of the people took counsel against Jesus to put him to death:

kjv@Matthew:27:2 @ And when they had bound him, they led him away, and delivered him to Pontius Pilate the governor.

kjv@Matthew:27:3 @ Then Judas, which had betrayed him, when he saw that he was condemned, repented himself, and brought again the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,

kjv@Matthew:27:4 @ Saying, I have sinned in that I have betrayed the innocent blood. And they said, What is that to us? see thou to that.

kjv@Matthew:27:5 @ And he cast down the pieces of silver in the temple, and departed, and went and hanged himself.

kjv@Matthew:27:6 @ And the chief priests took the silver pieces, and said, It is not lawful for to put them into the treasury, because it is the price of blood.

kjv@Matthew:27:7 @ And they took counsel, and bought with them the potter's field, to bury strangers in.

kjv@Matthew:27:8 @ Wherefore that field was called, The field of blood, unto this day.

kjv@Matthew:27:9 @ Then was fulfilled that which was spoken by Jeremy the prophet, saying, And they took the thirty pieces of silver, the price of him that was valued, whom they of the children of Israel did value;

kjv@Matthew:27:10 @ And gave them for the potter's field, as the Lord appointed me.

Today's notes: Betraying Innocent Blood


What is man believing/doing?:

What is making man to believe/do as he is doing?:


The blood of Jesus is conveniently being detached from consideration because that would point to the counsel's guilt, but they of course would not see it that way. Guilt is much more easily deflected by groups who firmly hold each member accountable to the best interests of each other person in the group.

Key Messages:

    What does this say about our present condition?
  1. Betrayal is always seen as an ultimate sign of weakness, even amongst thieves, only exceeded by the cowardly remorse of being self convicted of such afterwards.
  2. Not all repentance is equal. Peter's repentance will be toward the Lord that he denied and will save his very soul. Judas' repentance is towards those he feels co-conspirator with, an veiled attempt to transfer or spread the guilt which his co-conspirators will have none of, it brings him to the taking of his own life thinking that that would relieve his souls torment. There are several degrees there between, all but one less than the repentance true repentance is about.
  3. It is frequently the case where the guilty party declares had they known this was going to lead to that they'd never had done this. Grave sin waits cloaked behind a veil enticing by other more justifiable/adventurous means; which says more about our mechanisms of justification than anything that the sin itself would hold.
  4. Innocent blood is a foreign concept to zealous legalistic sinners.

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