John 12:3 “Then took Mary a pound of ointment of spikenard, very costly, and anointed the feet of Jesus, and wiped his feet with her hair: and the house was filled with the odour of the ointment.”
John 12:4 “Then saith one of his disciples, Judas Iscariot, Simon’s [son], which should betray him,”
John 12:5 “Why was not this ointment sold for three hundred pence, and given to the poor?”
1 Samuel 16:7 “But GOD told Samuel, “Looks aren’t everything. Don’t be impressed with his looks and stature. I’ve already eliminated him. GOD judges persons differently than humans do. Men and women look at the face; GOD looks into the heart.”” (MSG)
When Samuel got to the house of Jesse as instructed by God, he jumped at the first man that appeared to anoint him king, but God stopped him in his tracks.
God told him He doesn’t judge the way man judges. He said looks aren’t everything; the heart is! God watches motive to score men and choose his candidates.
Let’s consider our focal scripture. It was a strange occurrence, probably one that no one in the days of Jesus had seen before. A woman entered where Jesus was, and, instead of using water to clean up his feet, she used a very expensive perfume.
John 12:3 “Mary came in with a jar of very expensive aromatic oils, anointed and massaged Jesus’ feet, and then wiped them with her hair. The fragrance of the oils filled the house.”(MSG)
It was a designer’s collection; it changed the entire atmosphere of the house. But then a Judas Iscariot, probably like others, felt she just wasted money.
Looking at his reaction, what he said sounded logical. In actual fact, it “sounded spiritual and religious”. He should probably be commended for what he said.
But that was what he said on the outside; however, this guy was saying something completely different on the inside. Hear the next statement:
To be continued…
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