Why This Waste?
Prepared by Dr. John E. Marshall
Matt. 26:7b (Holman) She poured it on His head as He was reclining at
This lady found what we seek; she drew near to God’s heart. What lessons can we learn from her to help us in our quest to know Jesus better?
One, she was bold, unashamed of Jesus. The religious establishment turned on Him, but she didn’t. We never have any valid reasons whatsoever to be ashamed of Jesus. His people may disappoint us, but He never will.
We cannot draw close to anyone we are ashamed of, or embarrassed to be identified with. Ask the Holy Spirit to give us supernatural courage toward Jesus in a culture slipping ever father away from His influence.
Two, she was focused on Jesus, not herself. She could tell He was preoccupied. She was perceptive enough to sense a foreboding in Him. Others were distracted with everyone else, but she focused on Him. Sensing the weight on His shoulders, she wanted to encourage her sad, weary friend.
Jesus needed to know someone understood and cared. She looked into His soul and saw in His eyes a shadow; not knowing a cross was casting it.
Our prayers are too often solely about us. When did we last express concern to Jesus about His pain over the suffering caused by a world run amok, and by multitudes entering a Christless eternity? We are not the only ones sorry about