She has done what she could. She has come beforehand to anoint My body for burial.
Mark 14:8, NKJV
You do not want sacrifices, or I would offer them; you are not pleased with burnt offerings. My sacrifice is a humble spirit, O God; you will not reject a humble and repentant heart.
Though he only lived to the age of 29, Scottish pastor Robert Murray McCheyne had developed a tremendous insight into the true heart of his Savior. This passage about today’s text comes from one of his sermons.
What this woman did, she did to Christ. Jesus had saved her soul, had saved her brother and sister, and she felt that she could not do too much for Him. She bought a very costly alabaster box of ointment. Breaking it open, she poured out the precious ointment on His blessed head that was so soon to be crowned with thorns, and on His blessed feet that were so soon to be pierced with nails.
This is what we should do. If we have been saved by Christ, we should pour out our best affections on Him. It is well to love His disciples, His ministers, His poor, but it is best to love Him. We cannot now reach His blessed head nor His holy feet; but we can fall down at His footstool and there pour out our affections.
It was not the ointment Jesus cared for—what does the King of Glory care for a little ointment? But it is the loving heart, poured upon His feet; it is the adoration, praise, love and prayers of a believer’s broken heart that Christ cares for. The new heart is the alabaster box that Jesus loves.
That box cost Mary nearly all she had, yet it was nothing compared to the worth of one act of worship. After all, what value are all the distractions in the world compared to such a heart? Like Mary, lay down all you have for the heart Jesus loves.
Genesis 7; Matthew 7;
Ezra 7; Acts 7
May God Bless Nigeria, America And Israel And Take Care Of Us; May God Make His Face Shine Upon Us, And Be Gracious To Us; May The Lord Lift Up His Countenance Upon Us, And Give Us Peace, In Jesus Christ Name, We Pray! Amen!
May The Grace The Lord Jesus Christ, And The Love Of God, And The Fellowship Of The Holy Spirit Be With You All. Amen!