SCRIPTURE: MARK 14:3-9
We do not express gratitude as often as we should and seldom with the kind of abandon the woman in this story shows. What causes her to respond so lavishly? A realization. The man before her—reclining on an ordinary chair, in an ordinary home—is the Son of God. All around her stand educated men who fail to see what she is proclaiming: Jesus is Lord. He is worthy. Her gift, so extravagant others criticized her judgment, touches Jesus’ heart—the heart of God. The God whom she honors, honors her.
APPLICATION – How does this relate to you?
Intercessory Prayer for:
Father, protect our church, our people, our leaders, our spirit, our mission, our buildings. Be a shield around us. We pray against any spiritual, emotional or physical attack from Satan that would distract us or impede our ability to give our best to You. (Eph. 6:12, Isa. 59:19)
In these verses the woman was selfless—are you willing to sacrifice to God the things that are most precious to you? Why or why not?