Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Wednesday, January 24th: Exodus 10-12, Mark 14:1-31 ~ Tammy

Today's passage from the Bible In a Year Reading Plan is Exodus 10-12, Mark 14:1-31

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[a] 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,[b] 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.”

One thing that stood out to me in this passage was the difference between a good choice and a better choice.

Obviously, giving money to the poor is a good choice.

But, just because something is a good choice, doesn't mean it's the best choice or even the right choice.

Motive plays a huge factor in what the best choice is as well.  Pridefully giving money to the poor may appear good on the outside, but it's a sin on the inside.

This woman honoured Jesus with her heart and her actions.  And that was the best choice.

Tomorrow's Bible In a Year Passage:  Exodus 13-15, Mark 14:32-72

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