Glory and Honor
If a man’s ox killed someone’s servant, the statute of civil responsibility at the Twenty-First of Exodus required the animal’s owner to pay thirty shekels of silver to the master of the servant to compensate for the loss. At the Second of Philippians, Paul wrote that Jesus Christ took upon Himself the form of a servant. Further, the Twenty Sixth of Matthew tells us that it was thirty pieces of silver that Judas Iscariot was paid to deliver the Savior for arrest and trial. If a shekel and a piece of silver are to be regarded as equivalents, then it was the price of a servant that was paid for the Savior of the world, and the Son of God was regarded as less valuable than those He came to save. Though he was made lower than the angels, He was crowned with glory and honor.
Written by David Hayes Prophater