The Price of a Life

Jesus knew what He was talking about when He said the love of money is the root of all evil. There is the evil whereby one would sell their soul for financial gain. All around we see the love of money causing untold misery to many. One man’s gain is another man’s loss.

The sin of greed overtook the brothers of Joseph. They were bit uncomfortable about actually killing their brother, but when a party of Midianite traders passed by they saw the chance of easing their consciences and making a bit of money as well. Joseph was sold to the traders for 20 shekels of silver.

It reminds us of another life sold, this time for 30 pieces of silver. The actual amount of money that Judas gained was paltry, but his action changed the course of the whole world. The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus has brought redemption to all those who love the Lord.