Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

The Woman That Came, Part 3

Mat 26:7 A woman came to Him having alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil…

All the four gospels report that the woman came in with an alabaster flask of very costly fragrant oil, and only John gives us her name as Mary. Mark adds, “…Then she broke the flask…” (Mark 14:3). The breaking of the flask has a lot to do with worship. In church or in the presence of others, it can easy to regulate when and how you worship. That is like opening a flask and pouring the amount of oil you want. You have the power to control what comes out. A broken person is like a broken flask (jar) with little to no ability to control, retain or return. You cannot save what you have broken but He can.

Anything you carefully open could be something you are not ready to lose it all. What is broken flows wherever it wishes touching others but the center of it all is the Lord. Psa 34:18 “The Lord is near to those who have a broken heart, And saves such as have a contrite spirit”. They are not ashamed to look foolish worshipping the Lord, they do not care who sees them, and that says much about their approach to worship. They are just glad that Jesus saved them as wretched sinners and this is their way of showing gratitude to the One who deserves all their worship.

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