Pastor Brian teaches that much of the language of the book of Zechariah is Messianic is nature. Through the prophet, the Lord asks the people, “What value do you place on Me?” And they weighed out thirty pieces of silver—the cost paid to someone who had lost a slave due to mauling by an ox (Exodus 21). This brings to mind the story of the betrayal of Jesus. The religious leaders of His day also paid Judas a mere thirty pieces of silver. Isaiah 53 says, “He is despised and rejected by men.” Even now, Jesus is hated by many—He is not valued. But for those who love Jesus, His value is immeasurable.