Daily Devotionals

He Has Magnified His Word, Psalm 138:2

The Woman That Came, Part 6

Joh 12:4-6, 4 But one of His disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s son, who would betray Him, said,5 “Why was this fragrant oil not sold for three hundred denarii and given to the poor?” 6 This he said, not that he cared for the poor, but because he was a thief, and had the money box; and he used to take what was put in it.

The act of this woman was not rehearsed, practiced, or scripted worship, this was a decision made, action taken to worship Him holding nothing back. But as we have seen, it rubbed some people the wrong way or should I say the right way because it revealed their true heart.

Matthew says the disciples spoke of the wastage. Mark responds to people’s action differently, he does not mention the Pharisee or the disciples, all he says is that some people questioned it. He continues to say that they criticized her sharply. John on the other hand says something of the people’s reaction; remember John is specific. At first, he identified the woman, and then identifies Judas Iscariot as the chief speaker. Judas did not consider Jesus worthy of this worship. Mary’s love stirred up the evil in the heart of Judas. Do we sometimes care for people more than Christ or pretend for the sake of our reputation to care? We also note his false humility. May we check our hearts, our motives.

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