“A Beautiful Act if Worship”
We can worship in many ways. You might think of worship as singing praises, praying, reading and studying from the Word. Indeed this is one form of worship
You are invited to read the following verses.
1 Now the Passover and the Feast of Unleavened Bread were only two days away, and the chief priests and the teachers of the law were looking for some sly way to arrest Jesus and kill him.
2 “But not during the Feast,” they said, “or the people may riot.”
3 While he was in Bethany, reclining at the table in the home of a man known as 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 I tell you the truth, wherever the gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done will also be told, in memory of her.”
Worship of the Lord God includes giving of your best to the Lord Jesus. That may be singing, it may be teaching, it may mean giving of your best.
Jesus said to leave the lady alone, that she was preparing Him for His burial. Did this woman know the significance of what she was doing?
I doubt it. She gave the best that she had. Her best was not the expensive perfume.
She gave her life to the Lord Jesus and accepted Him as her Messiah. When we put our selves and our resources in the hands of the Lord’s, amazing things can happen.