Friday, February 26, 2021

Mark Day 40

Read:  Mark 14:1-11

But Jesus said, “Leave her alone. Why do you trouble her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7 For you always have the poor with you, and whenever you want, you can do good for them. But you will not always have me. 8 She has done what she could; she has anointed my body beforehand for burial. 9 And truly, I say to you, wherever the gospel is proclaimed in the whole world, what she has done will be told in memory of her.”                                               Mark 14:6-9

Wickedness sprouts where worship splinters.  That was never more evident than on that night in Simon’s house.  Mary opened a bottle of precious nard and poured it over Jesus’ head.  A year’s wages spent in a moment of time.  That’s what worship does; it spends all it has in that moment with Jesus.  Not even understanding all that Jesus was and would do, she worshiped Him with all she had at that moment.  We often miss the root of Judas’ problem.  Judas and some of the others were indigent with what Mary had done.  Wickedness sprouts where worship splinters.  Be careful not to criticize or compromise worship, it’s on the front end of betrayal.  You won’t find Mary betraying Jesus for money or membership into a lost community of haters.  It would be better for a person to never have been born than to never bow their knee to Jesus in worship.  Don’t find room for excuses when it comes to worship but take every opportunity to express yourself in worship to the King of kings.

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