Scripture Lesson: Matthew 27:1-5
On this date in 1964 one of the most lopsided trades in baseball
history occurred when the Cubs traded outfielder Lou Brock to the Cardinals for
pitcher Ernie Brogilo. Brock went on to have a Hall of Fame career with 3,023
hits, and he held the career stolen base record until Rickie Henderson
surpassed him. In the meantime, Brogilo went 7-19 in two-and-a-half seasons
with the Cubs before injuries ended his career.
Our Scripture lesson today involves one of the most lopsided trades
in biblical history, as Judas traded information about Jesus’ whereabouts for
30 pieces of silver. Judas betrayed Jesus to the Jewish leaders, but when Jesus
was condemned to die, he regretted it and tried to return the money. Judas was
so distraught that he threw the money on the floor of the temple, then went out
and hung himself.
the Judas trade the most lopsided in biblical history?
you think Judas was feeling when he returned the money?
you think Judas betrayed Jesus?
Trading Brock did not turn out well for the Cubs. Judas trading
Jesus for 30 pieces of silver let to regret and suicide. We must be careful to
realize nothing should be more important to us than Jesus.
Posted on Wed, June 15, 2016
by David Daly