“The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me.” Matthew 26:11.
Verse chosen from today’s Bible reading; Psalm 125, and Matthew 26-27.
A woman poured a bottle of expensive perfume onto Jesus’ head and weren’t the disciples outraged!
Once again, the disciples are a day late and a dollar short!
Jesus was going to die. He had predicted it, and everything was happening in tune with prophetic plans.
The woman was anointing the body of Jesus BEFORE He died. An attempt by other women, after Jesus died, to do the same thing was foiled by a large stone in front of His tomb.
Her perfume was expensive. One commentary informed me that it’s value would have been enough to feed the five thousand.
I must know that love can be a short-range thing. I cannot budget my love handouts!
The poor will indeed always exist, and they will always need to be considered. But in this case, they were not the “now” thing that needed consideration.
Showing Godliness in the “now’s” of my life must be a priority. If I go through this day engulfed in God, I will get my dispensations of love done properly. The disciples were in the rut of over-organizing and missed the forest for the trees.
“Lord, show me, I plead, what You want me to do NOW. Forgive me for planning the “later” and missing the “now.” I thank You for Your marvelous Word. You have opened so many glorious truths to me. I love You, Lord.”
My level of Godliness must be on display NOW. Later may not happen.