November 15, 2012
Just as Jesus foretold, we still remember the wholehearted devotion that Mary of Bethany demonstrated in her anointing of Jesus’ feet. As with the disciples, though, her adoration of Jesus also confronts our own apathy. The disciples viewed her use of expensive perfume as wasteful, religious fanaticism, yet she had done a beautiful thing. Although Jesus was going to die, Alistair Begg reminds us, her action serves as a perpetual memorial to a truly worshipful response to Christ.
3And while he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper,1 as he was reclining at table, a woman came with an alabaster flask of ointment of pure nard, very costly, and she broke the flask and poured it over his head.
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