Today’s passage: Matthew 26:1-16
- Jesus again openly tells His disciples that he would be crucified. This time, while others are plotting the act.
- One of the disciples who were upset at the apparent waste of money was Judas Iscariot (John 12:4-7).
- What Jesus said in verse 13 just got fulfilled again…as we were reading and thinking about this passage.
- Thirty pieces of silver was the legal price for the wrongful death of a slave (Exodus 21:32).
Questions to consider:
- Was what this woman (Mary) did to Jesus a waste? Why not?
- What has Judas Iscariot shown his heart to be like at this point? How do you think it is possible for a person to spend these last three years with Jesus and want to turn Him in for personal financial gain?
- Is it enough to know who Jesus is? Do you just have to believe that He is who He says He is or is there something else? What didn’t Judas do? Who was his lord and who wasn’t?