A Thought for Today – February 11, 2020

“What a Difference “
 
People can surely be different. Sometimes people are raised in similar ways and are still very different. Please read the following scriptures to see this truth.
 
Matthew 26:1-16
1 When Jesus had finished saying all these things, he said to his disciples, 2 “As you know, the Passover is two days away — and the Son of Man will be handed over to be fickleness of people.”
3 Then the chief priests and the elders of the people assembled in the palace of the high priest, whose name was Caiaphas, 4 and they plotted to arrest Jesus in some sly way and kill him. 5 “But not during the Feast,” they said, “or there may be a riot among the people.”
 
6 While Jesus was in Bethany in the home of a man known as Simon the Leper, 7 a woman came to him with an alabaster jar of very expensive perfume, which she poured on his head as he was reclining at the table.
8 When the disciples saw this, they were indignant. “Why this waste?” they asked. 9 “This perfume could have been sold at a high price and the money given to the poor.”
 
10 Aware of this, Jesus said to them, “Why are you bothering this woman? She has done a beautiful thing for me. 11 The poor you will always have with you, but you will not always have me. 12 When she poured this perfume on my body, she did it to prepare me for burial. 13 I tell you the truth, wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
14 Then one of the Twelve — the one called Judas Iscariot — went to the chief priests 15 and asked, “What are you willing to give me if I hand him over to you?” So they counted out for him thirty silver coins. 16 From then on Judas watched for an opportunity to hand him over.
 
How sad that Judas Iscariot, one of the disciples of Christ never got what Christ was about. One would think if you were with someone for three years, that you would follow and agree with them. Please read some of the sad commentary about Judas.
 
I often point out and many of you know that Judas could have been saved to go to heaven. But instead of leaning on Jesus, he leaned on His own strength and understanding. He failed miserably.
 
Meanwhile, you have a woman who spends bout a year’s wages to buy anointing oil and then uses it all on Jesus on one night. But nothing we do for Christ is ever wasted. Praise the Lord God for putting in her heart what she did. And be thankful that the Lord God gave up His life to pay the penalty of all our sins.
 
Be Blest, Be a Blessing.

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