Introduction: Mary took about a pint of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. John 12:3. The author of this book was John. The verse is about the incident that took place in Bethany in Lazarus house.
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Description: Before the crucifixion, Jesus went to Bethany to Lazarus’ house then they made him a supper, after finishing the supper, Mary took costly perfume and anointed the feet of Jesus and wiped the feet with her hair. Then one of the apostles Iscariot Judah said that why are you wasting the costly perfume? But Jesus told him to leave her alone.
Martha, the sister of Mary, also served Jesus by preparing him supper. She gave her best by giving hospitality to Jesus. It means she honours Jesus by providing him with hospitality. Lazarus wants to have fellowship with Jesus, talk with him and enjoy his presence.
Martha gave her the best gift to Jesus, not only the best, but she humbled herself and honoured him. She honoured him that means he increased; she was humbled; that means she decreases. She has done two precious things one is to pour a precious perfume on his feet, and the second thing is that she wiped his feet with her hair ( hair is her glory). She gave up her pride and worshipping him, honoured him in humility.
God wants us to worship him and honour him as Mary did. He wants us to passionate about loving and honouring him. Mary honoured Jesus when he was with him. We need to serve and honour him whenever we have the opportunity.
When the Lord asked Abraham to sacrifice his son whom God gave after many years without telling anyone he took his son and was ready to sacrifice his son because he knew what God could give if we sacrifice things. We need to sacrifice our precious things to God. This shows that how much do we love Jesus.
In the book of Philippians 3:7, paul says that” but what things were gain to me, those I counted loss for Christ.” because paul knew God’s plan and he can give him …so he gave up his knowledge and wisdom to gain God’s knowledge. So we need to believe that God’s plan is bigger than our problems.
Mary had honoured Jesus so in the book of Matthew chapter 26:13 says that” truly I say to you, wherever this gospel is preached in the whole world, what she has done will also be told in memory of her.”
The above worse say that Mary’s act of humbleness, devotion. Jesus is worthy of everything we should everything for him. Mary thought that Jesus is worthy of her, so she did this devotion. If we know that Jesus is everything to us, we need to spend our time serving him. We should learn to give importance to God in our lives because he is our king, and we should honour him with precious things.
Conclusion: Christian Music Portal come up with online daily scripture reading with the most inspiring Bible verse of the day that will make us grow more spiritually in God. We need to decrease ourselves to bring glory to God. We need to honour him with the precious thing. He is our saviour he sacrificed himself for us, so we need to honour him with wholeheartedly. We need to know him personally so that we will have a deep relationship with him and worship him. So let us make precious time to pray and read the word of God.
Father Lord Almighty, make myself to sacrifice the precious things, precious time to you. I pray, amen.