Hi, God’s word for me today is in John 12:3 which says,
“3 Then Mary took about a pint[a] of pure nard, an expensive perfume; she poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped his feet with her hair. And the house was filled with the fragrance of the perfume.”
In this passage Jesus was at Lazarus’ house and they were reclining at the table. Some Pharisees went there too not only for Jesus but also for Lazarus. They decided that they should kill Lazarus too because people were believing in Jesus because of him. Then Mary took a jar with pure nard (which was an expensive perfume) in it. Then Mary poured it on Jesus’ feet and wiped His feet with her hair then the house was willed with the fragrance of the perfume. Judas Iscariot thought that the perfume should have been sold and then the money should have been given to the poor. However it wasn’t because Judas cared about the poor, it was because Judas was the one who was supposed to take the money to the poor but he used the money for his own purposes instead. Jesus then told Judas to leave Mary alone and that they would have the poor forever but they wouldn’t have Jesus forever.
Jesus was right, they wouldn’t have Him forever. Jesus was going to die for the sins of the world! Then He was going to rise from the dead and ascend into heaven. But let’s start from the beginning, Jesus died for us on the cross! Jesus came down from heaven and atoned for the sins of the whole entire world.
“2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.” (NIV 1 John 2:2)
Jesus died for our sins on a cross so that we could live!
We should trust in Jesus as our savior! If we trust in Jesus and repent of our sins then we will be given eternal life. We should believe in Jesus as our savior so that we can be free from our sins, Jesus died for us on the cross and we should trust in Him as our savior. We should repent of our sins and believe in Jesus and we will be freed from our sins. Jesus took our sins and God’s wrath on Him and He died for our sins on the cross, we should trust in Jesus as our savior.
We should also be like Mary, we should give Jesus everything we have. That perfume was a lot of money and she could probably have sold it for her own benefit but she wanted to glorify Christ and so she poured it at His feet. We should do the same. We should glorify Jesus. We should give God glory, we should give Him all of our praise. We should also share the Gospel with unbelievers, if we give them the Gospel then they can accept Jesus as there savior and live.
Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to die for our sins. Thank You Jesus for atoning for our sins on the cross. Thank You Jesus for taking our sins and God’s wrath on You and then dying on a cross for us. Thank You Jesus for loving us enough to take all of our sins on You and to die for us. Thank You Jesus for rising again on the third day and then ascending into heaven to mediate on our behalf and to prepare a place for us. Thank You Jesus for all You have done for us.
Are you trusting in Jesus?
Grace and truth, Charity Cleveland.