Now when Jesus came back to Bethany
and was in the house of Simon the leper, A woman came up to Him with an
alabaster flask of very precious perfume, and she poured it on His head
as He reclined at table. And when the disciples saw it, they were
indignant, saying, For what purpose is all this waste? For this perfume
might have been sold for a large sum and the money given to the poor.
But Jesus, fully aware of this, said to them, Why do you bother the
woman? She has done a noble (praiseworthy and beautiful) thing to Me.
For you always have the poor among you, but you will not always have Me.
In pouring this perfume on My body she has done something to prepare Me
for My burial. Truly I tell you, wherever this good news (the Gospel)
is preached in the whole world, what this woman has done will be told
also, in memory of her.
honored God with her best. She could have went and bought some cheap oil
and pretended in front of the people to be doing something noble, but
her heart was not to impress those standing around looking. She wanted
to honor God. This woman obviously took to heart all that Jesus had been
saying about His death, burial and resurrection and sought to honor Him
in helping Him to prepare for His ultimate sacrifice.
is coming back soon just like He said. There are ways we who believe
can honor Him and prepare for His soon arrival. Choose today and every
day to honor Him with your best. He is worthy!
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