Scripture:

John 12 5-8 NIV

“Why wasn’t this perfume sold and the money given to the poor? It was worth a year’s wages. ” He did not say this because he cared about the poor but because he was a thief; as keeper of the money bag, he used to help himself to what was put into it. “Leave her alone,” Jesus replied. “It was intended that she should save this perfume for the day of my burial. You will always have the poor among you, but you will not always have me.”

Observation:

Guilt
Purpose
Urgency

Guilt – People try to make us feel guilty, even when doing good.

Purpose – Jesus said it was intended she do this. Knowing I’m doing it for Christ is important.

Urgency – Jesus said he wouldn’t be here long.

Application:

Guilt – in James I’m reminded guilt does not come from God. Society is in the guilt business. Stay prepared!

Purpose – the more I stay prepared the more I’ll be in the will of God. Intentional!

Urgency – I recently heard someone say one of man’s weaknesses – we believe we have more time!

We don’t have forever to serve Jesus and live the life He created us to live. Keep moving!

Prayer:

Lord thank you for being our light house, or way, our source. I know by continuous seeking of you – I’ll be better prepared to stay in your will. Thank you for this privilege Lord. In Jesus name, Amen.

-James Smith