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?”
…From yesterday…
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:
John 12:6 “This he said, not that he cared for the poor; but because he was a thief, and had the bag, and bare what was put therein.”
John 12:6 “He said this not because he cared two cents about the poor but because he was a thief. He was in charge of their common funds, but also embezzled them.”(MSG)
Very interesting! Follow up gist. The Holy Spirit went right down into the heart of Judas Iscariot and gave us the real reason for that statement. The statement of Judas seems right, but his motive was completely wrong!
Men may have marked him right, but he failed woefully on God’s marking scheme!
Here is the gist: God has no problem meeting our needs, and wants to, but he demands certain things from us. He wants our hearts to be right. He wants us to have the right motive for our action.
To be continued…
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