Malachi couldn’t enjoy the sunrise in Jerusalem, that morning. His thoughts continued down that pensive and desperate track. “How could things have gone so bad so fast?” he asked himself. Here he had just come to know Jesus, and now that was all for naught! It wasn’t fair, how could the Pharisees not see who Jesus really was? Why did they have to do the awful things they had done? He recalled his walk to the temple the morning after Jesus forgave him.
When he arrived, all the talk was of how Jesus was now a prisoner and had even been betrayed by one of his own disciples. When he heard that is was Judas Iscariot, and that Judas had done it for 30 pieces of silver, his heart jumped! He wondered if it was the same family as his neighbors. Those same neighbors that were living very well off of the Romans and all the money that came from those transactions. He thought to himself, “This is what happens when you love money more than God. No good can come of that path.” He immediately resolved to go talk to Silas, to see if he could change his heart about how he was making money.