Guilty, even when proven innocent!
Matthew 27:3"Then Judas, His betrayer, seeing that He had been condemned, was remorseful and brought back the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and elders,
4 saying, “I have sinned by betraying innocent blood.” And they said, “What is that to us? You see to it!"
Judas, remorseful but not repentant, feels the weight of his sin. He seeks to undo his error with these religious hierarchy. They priced Jesus at what one would pay for a defective slave (30 pieces of silver). Surely they would want to correct this error right? Judas admits what he did was sin and Jesus was innocent. As many in the prison system know all to well, they say, what is truth to us? We got our guy. They didnt seek truth but a conviction. If anybody knows how it feels to be unjustly convicted, it was Jesus. He also knows how to overcome. Satans attacks on you as a christian has nothing to do with truth often times. He seeks to condemn you.