Jesus betrayed by Judas and arrested

Now the Feast of Unleavened Bread drew near, which is called the Passover. And the chief priests and the scribes were seeking how to put him to death, for they feared the people. Then Satan entered into Judas called Iscariot, who was of the number of the twelve. He went away and conferred with the chief priests and officers how he might betray him to them. And they were glad, and agreed to give him money. So he consented and sought an opportunity to betray him to them in the absence of a crowd.

(Luke 22:1-6)


While he was still speaking, there came a crowd, and the man called Judas, one of the twelve, was leading them. He drew near to Jesus to kiss him, but Jesus said to him, “Judas, would you betray the Son of Man with a kiss?”

(Luke 22:47-48)

30 pieces of silver, that is what Judas was offered for betraying Jesus.  In today’s currency, that could be anywhere between $90 and $3000.  It is unlikely that Judas betrayed Jesus for the money.  However, in our culture today, money, among many other things has become a god that many people serve.

Now as they went on their way, Jesus entered a village. And a woman named Martha welcomed him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching. But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, “Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me.” But the Lord answered her, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and troubled about many things, but one thing is necessary. Mary has chosen the good portion, which will not be taken away from her.”

(Luke 10:38-42)

As we can see from this passage in Luke, God wants us to put Him first in our lives. He wants to be the priority above all other things.

Pray about the things that take priority over God in your life. Take a slip of paper and write a list of priorities. Put God at the top, followed by the most important things in your life. Keep this list somewhere you will see it as a reminder that God is first in your life.