Daily Devotions – Mary and her expensive perfume, for Jesus only

Daily Devotions – Mary and her expensive perfume, for Jesus only

 

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Mark 14:1-9 (NIV)
Jesus Anointed at Bethany
14 Now the Passover and the Festival of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were scheming to arrest Jesus secretly and kill him. 2 “But not during the festival,” they said, “or the people may riot.” 3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of Simon the Leper, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, made of pure nard. She broke the jar and poured the perfume on his head. 4 Some of those present were saying indignantly to one another, “Why this waste of perfume? 5 It could have been sold for more than a year’s wages and the money given to the poor.” And they rebuked her harshly. 6 “Leave her alone,” said Jesus. “Why are you bothering her? She has done a beautiful thing to me. 7 The poor you will always have with you, and you can help them any time you want. But you will not always have me. 8 She did what she could. She poured perfume on my body beforehand to prepare for my burial. 9 Truly I tell you, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”

 

Choose one or two key verses from the Scripture reading in Mark today and do at least one of the following for your chosen verse(s).
A –  Ask questions of the text (Who, what, why, where, when)
– Emphasize certain words as you read the text over & over
I  –  In your own words (paraphrase one or more verses)
O  – Other verses in the Bible that say the same or opposite
U  – Use it; apply the truth from the text in your life

 

Help me love You with extravagant worship as this woman did at Your feet. Your mercy, forgiveness, and grace have paid the price for my sin and that is worthy of my best worship. Precious Jesus, I start today in humble gratitude for Your love for me. Allow me to have an attitude of praise and worship for You in all that I do because You are always with me. Worshiping You brings joy to my heart and helps me to focus on You instead of me. I pray that my worship makes You smile. Amen