Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Contrast in Matthew 26

For a long time, I've been familiar with the story of the woman who poured her expensive perfume on Christ's head, and how Judas betrayed Him for 30 pieces of silver. But it didn't occur to me, until today, that the two stories are back to back, as a stark contrast, in Matthew 26:1ff.

On the one hand, you have a woman making a very costly investment in Christ. On the other, you have Judas asking the Scribes and Pharisees how much they'll give him to hand Christ over to them. 

What a contrast.

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