Matthew 26:6 -8,13 6- Now when Jesus was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, a woman came up to him with an alabaster flask of very expensive ointment and she poured it on his head as he reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it they were indignant saying, “Why this waste?” 13- “Truly, I say to you, wherever this gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”
Jesus was at the home of a leper, someone outcast from society,having fellowship. The woman had extravagant love in her heart for Jesus and responded with great generosity by anointing Him. This is in contrast to the disciple’s response who considered her actions a waste as money could be given to the poor. We learn in the next passage that Judas cares more about money then Jesus as he betrays him for 30 pieces of silver. The story of the woman anointing Jesus is recorded in the gospels and told as a witness of how valuable Jesus was to her.
First, I must be available to fellowship with others. I have to recognize that everything we do needs to point to Jesus and who He is and what He has done for us. Our response to situations reflects the condition of our heart. Jesus is worthy and deserving of our praise, resources, time we pour out to serve The Kingdom. I can’t serve both Jesus and money or anything else that would come before Him.
Thank you for your love, grace and mercy. Let your Spirit guide me to love you and place you first above all else and live, sacrifice according to His will. May my life be a gospel witness.